Thursday, 20 January 2011

My new Career!


Easter Bunny NEW!


Three new Animal drawings

I'm relaunching my website from www.pgcartoons.co.uk
to www.petergrayanimals.co.uk (It should change by tomorrow..my friend Paul is doing this for me) and made some big improvememnts..also Paypal is set up..

Also new email
info@petergrayanimals.co.uk


This is to be my job from now on..a full time animal artist..
I do the Maltings at Farnham the first Saturday of the Month
and Midhurst Craft Fair The Grange mid Month Saturday..19th Feb for example

My cards are selling in Kim's Bookshop Chichester
Today I've got an order for University of Surrey book shop..:)
Also selling in Guildford House..

Still waiting for other ones..

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Animal art by me old and new..

Mother and Baby Cheetha ..Sept 2009..This is the first drawing I liked and started me off as an animal artist. My sister loved it and owns the original which I gave to her..it really encouraged me to do more. So glad to finally get this up to show and make cards and prints from it soon..







The meercat one is not starting at print number 1 as I've sold 2 A3 ones already..
The A4 one starts at number 1..


If you want to own any of these prints at number 1 please email me to book in and be the first..
thejeep2000@yahoo.co.uk
A3 Print mounted £34
A4 Print Mounted £19
Prints are limited to 50..
Price will go up after print number 5..

Anyway soon I'll have paypal set up for these new prints to buy at my main website..
www.petergrayanimals.co.uk UPDATED

Please check to see where the print number is at..

http://petergraycartoons.blogspot.com/2010/07/a4-prints-now-available.html

Hope you like them...:)

Art by me
A rough order
Started September 2009

September 2009

1) A running Leopard b&w
2) Baby Leopard in the snow leaning on tree b&w

3) Cheetah and baby being licked b&w Jayne owns it..This is where it properly starts..

4) Panda and Baby on tum b&w
5) Tortoise first colour watercolour First one SOLD for £15.(today I sell my originals for £70):)
6) Snow Leopard whole body colour
7) Close up of Crocodile colour
8) Harvest Mouse in the Blackberries colour

October 2009

9) Tiger helping Cub in snow colour
10) Three Meercats colour SOLD....... owns it bought for £45
11) Leopards in love colour SOLD.......... for £45
12) Leopard with three cubs colour
13) Baby Giraffe sitting down colour SOLD...... for £45

Nov/December 2009

14) A golden mane lion colour
15) Fox being covered in snow colour
16) Girl and dog sledging colour Nov
17) Kitten in summer colour
18) Laughing and not funny kitten colour
19) Three Penguins family colour
20) Robin on Father Christmas boot colour
21) Seal smiling colour .........SOLD for £30
22) Snow Leopard close up colour
23) Tiger licking cub (two cubs) colour


January/Feb 2010

24) Yellow Dog with brown eyes colour
25) Elephant b&w ... Carol's Sister Christmas Present
26) Wolf in woods b&w
27) Lop-eared Rabbit b&w MY BEST ONE!!!! My best seller!!
28) Two cats under the white covers of a bed colour
29) Black cat colour SOLD £45
30) Pug dog standing on tartan colour SOLD for £70
31) Snow hare b&w

March 2010
32) Carol on her Wedding day colour
33) Daffodils Mothers day colour
34) Baby Elizabeth laughing colour
35) Dalmatian dog b&w
36) Three Piggies in colour
37) Turtle colour smaller than A3
38) Spring lambs smaller than A3

April/July 2010

39) Hedgehog smiling (b&w)
40) Hedgehog close up b&w small card for Jayne's Birthday July
41) Two Beagle dogs in Christmas stockings (b&w)
42) Gorillas in love (b&w)
43) Sheep dog (b&w)
44) Cat with Christmas hat (b&w)
45) A close up of the three piggies b&w gift to Lesley Martins Petworth Art shop
46) Bassett Hound in Christmas hat
47) Brown bear and cub colour
48) redrawn lop-eared bunny grey tones didn't work very well..
49) Panda sitting b&w
50) Baby Elizabeth sleeping small drawing Birthday card
51) Meercats two one sitting colour

July 2010
52) Carols Mums cat colour
53) Horse b&w
54) Shetland Ponies one colour drawn on back of Horse picture
55) Red Squirrel facing on b&w


August 2010

56) Otters in love b&w
57) Red Squirrel holly colour
58) Fox close up blue/red grass colour SOLD ..... for £70

Sept/October
59) Scottish Wild Cat Black and White
60) Badger in Bluebells Colour
61) Swan and Signets Colour SOLD to ...... and .... for £70

November
62) Snowy Owl colour sunset
63) Tiger smiling colour for Naomi Christmas Present
64) Staffordshire Bull Terrier b&w

December
65) Baby Elephant Carol's Brother Christmas present b&w
66) Penguin and young snuggling up Colour
67) Jack Russell dog b&w (need to show this sometime...)
68) Small Christmas card White Horse for Mum
69) Small Christmas card Marmalade cat for Carol
70) Small Christmas card Baby Penguin for Jayne
71) Small Christmas card Seal for Aunty
72) Two Brown Foxes

January 2011
73) Scotty Terrier b&w
74) Red Setter dog b&w

So you can see I've been busy..:)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Tom Williams comic work..




Whizzer and Chips 12th February 1977






Whoopee! Summer Special 1979
The Bumpkins were always really well written and its amazing how many ideas they got out of this concept. Tom drew also in Whoopee! comic the Bumpkins But is mostly drawn by Mike Lacey.




Shiver and Shake 29th September 1973.
Of course the name comes from Coronation Street. I never liked the medicine mans masks..still don't like face masks today.


Tom signed the cover..thats rare for him.




Monster Fun 30th August 1975
What was clever the kids were even more of a horror than the monster!
Its one of those strips which I found unsettling as a kid But also couldn't stop reading it either. I read it in Buster and Monster Fun summer specials in the 80's.
Its being the one eye ball and all those tentacles..a very creepy strip.I also found Freaky Farm, Terror Tv were in this vain. It was from another world which of course Ken Reids work was as well!


Whizzer and Chips 1973 shown in Shiver and Shake as a one off..
A great idea as I don't have many early Whizzer and Chips I havn't read many..though Tiny Tycoon must of replaced this..which did last a long time.

Tom also drew many Beano and Dandy comic libraries including Roger the Dodger, Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Lord Snooty, Gnasher and Gnipper, Winker Watson, The Burrd, Desperate Dan and groups of fun folk.
http://digifiend.webs.com/comiclibs.html

See older posts use label of Tom Williams to see more of his work including his Nutty comic work.

http://www.bustercomic.co.uk/dekker.html
Dekker - He's a Collector
Launched: 29th July 1978

Ended: 16th December 1978


He also drew Dekker the collector in Buster which I don't have.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Williams_(British_cartoonist)

Tom also ghosted many artists in the Fleetway Summer Specials and Annuals..see link for example at Toonhound.
http://www.toonhound.com/whch-sp78.htm

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Meet-ups Peter Pest meets Steevie Starr

Nutty 29th Aug 1981.

I like Tom Williams style he drew many Beano and Dandy comic libraries of the 80's.
Great gag with the cat stuck on the car roof!! Also the cat was attracted to the car purring..I love extra gags and story in the comic page..
Tom Williams style often had arrows in boxes in the panels like the yardstick one.


Love the meet up following into Steevies page...a running gag..great stuff.maybe The Dandy could do some fun meet ups as well..
Ironically we have a Star Wars three now with the prequels!
..

Steevie Starr is very well written as is a lot of Nutty..
I know Steve Bright wrote a lot of Steevie Starr and others including Bananaman.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Meet-ups Thumpty Dumpty meets Scream Inn!!


Heres Bob Hill's Thumpty Dumpty..




Whoopee! 16th April 1977
Quite creepy that Humpty being slowly built..it has a bit of Through the Looking Glass Lewis Caroll about him..Btian is a super artist and what a great atmosphere he gets in his work..

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Meet-ups Sweeny Toddler meets Scream Inn!!




Whoopee! 6th December 1975
Side panel gag...Come here I'm very fond of beans on ghost..

What is clever that Brian Walker has done he has included the Squiggly monster in the side panels and the strange man that often appears in Sweeny toddler see below..
also the style of Sweeny is in a Tom style..


Whats yellow and swings through the jungle Tarzipan! thats the sideways gag by squiggly..Tom Paterson does an amazing Sweeny and it is hard to tell the difference between him and Leo Baxendale who drew it before..


Whoopee! 1st Nov 1975
Here is that man he is hiding in panel 6...even I couldn't find him straight away..
I feel that story could of been better drawn with more movement and the clocks more animated..

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Meet-ups Sweet Tooth meets Shake!


Whoopee!! and Shiver and Shake 8th March 1975

Love the way Mike has drawn the elephant Kerunnching the Toffee..with feet joined together..

I also like the stone wall which mirrors the punchline of the toffee broken up..

The panel jokes on the right are good But that desert islander acting like a baby is the best reminds me of Tarzan!

Sweet Tooth was of course normally drawn by Trevor Metcalfe...

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

World-wide Weirdies Whoopee! 1978 can anyone date these please..
















Can anyone dates these gems
..I couldn't wait to show you...so here they are..
Thanks to Tim Barnet..who is sending me these issues to me soon after a price discount..

Meet-ups Scared-stiff Sam meets Frankie Stein!!








Whoopee and Shiver and Shake 5th April 1975

Frankie Stein is drawn by Robert Nixon But the Scared-stiff Sam looks like its a mixture of Mike Lacey and Robert...or Mike is a very good ghoster which is more likely..or is it all by Robert?!!
love this story and seeing other artists drawing other artists characters..and two stories blending into one..just like the comic Whoopee!! and Shiver and Shake..

Monday, 3 January 2011

UPDATE Meet-ups Snooper meets Val Vanishing Cream


Buster 13 September 1975 drawn by CORRECTED Martin Baxendale..who even ghosts a Mike Lacey style for Val..
thanks to Niblet again from the super Cheeky comic blog..;)

Dear Peter

The 'Snooper' page of 13 Sept 1975 you've reproduced
isn't by me. By then I'd stopped drawing Snooper and
everything else so that I could put all of my time into drawing
The Bad Time Bed Time Books. This Snooper looks to
me to have been drawn by my son Martin, who did carry
on the Snooper strips for editor Len Wenn for a while.
Soon after, of course, I stopped freelancing for the
children's comics industry forever, and went off to
create the Willy the Kid books for Duckworths.
And so on, and so on.

Regards Leo Baxendale


Thanks Leo for the correction and the extra info.
As a lot of people know on this blog I'm a huge fan of Leo's work and is my favourite comic artist. Love the Banana Bunch the best!
My heart beated a bit faster recieving that email...:)

Tom Paterson is also up the top of my list which came after Leo...

Meet-ups See Kid Gloves join Val's Vanishing Cream




Thanks to Niblet Its a shame the Parkie didn't know about Val as well!!:)

Val started in Cor!!
http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3756&start=45

It was rare for characters to team up...But it was always special when it did happen..its fun seeing how Mike draws Kid Gloves..

I'll try and find some more from Fleetway comics..
found one which will be put up tomorrow by the timer post (never done that before!..)..Scared-stiff Sam meets Frankie Stein!

Baby Giraffe

Baby Giraffe

About Me

I'm a free-lance Pet Artist, Cartoonist and Big UK humour comic fan My main website http://www.peterspetportraits.co.uk/ If you would like me to draw your pet please email me at peterspetportraits@yahoo.co.uk I use your photo and will draw it on High Quality The Langton watercolour A4 paper and using Faber Castell black pencil. Commissions in black and white I like to draw close ups of the pets face and body rather than drawing the whole pet. My fee for this service is £30. Postage and Packaging £5 It was be presented mounted. For other sizes or you want it in colour using acrylics please email me.

-Baby Elephant

-Baby Elephant

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