THE ILLUSTRATORS TODAY

AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION

To complement our longstanding annual exhibition, 'The Illustrators', the Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to offer this celebration of the best in contemporary illustration and cartooning. Represented here are leading and much loved practitioners of picture book, literary and magazine illustration, and also of political and pocket cartoons and caricature. Characters of such classics as Aesop's fables mingle with new and recent creations, including Motor Miles and Percy the Park Keeper, while the follies of our politicians and the idiosyncrasies of our celebrities are subjected to scintillating scrutiny and satire.

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'THIS IS THE IDINTICAL HORSE FOR ME,' SAYS THE WEAVER by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'THIS IS THE IDINTICAL HORSE FOR ME,' SAYS THE WEAVER

BEIN' ALTOGETHER BAD TEMPERED AT THE TIME, HE LIFTED HIS HAND, AND HE MADE ONE GREAT SLAM AT THE DISH O'STIRABOUT, AND KILLED NO LESS THAN THREE SCORE AND TEN FLIES AT THE ONE BLOW by MICHAEL FOREMAN

BEIN' ALTOGETHER BAD TEMPERED AT THE TIME, HE LIFTED HIS HAND, AND HE MADE ONE GREAT SLAM AT THE DISH O'STIRABOUT, AND KILLED NO LESS THAN THREE SCORE AND TEN FLIES AT THE ONE BLOW

THE DRAGON APPEARED IN A MOST IMTEMPERATE RAGE, AND WHEN HE SAW THE HORSE HE DEVOURED IT, BONES AND ALL  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE DRAGON APPEARED IN A MOST IMTEMPERATE RAGE, AND WHEN HE SAW THE HORSE HE DEVOURED IT, BONES AND ALL

HE LAID HOLD OF THE BEAST'S EARS AND KEPT HIS GRIP  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HE LAID HOLD OF THE BEAST'S EARS AND KEPT HIS GRIP

'FU FO FI FA' SHOUTED THE GIANT AS HE ENTERED THE GREAT HALL  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'FU FO FI FA' SHOUTED THE GIANT AS HE ENTERED THE GREAT HALL

HE WAS A BIG LOBBERY FELLOW WITH BLOODSHOT EYES, 
EACH ONE AS BIG AS A CLOCK by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HE WAS A BIG LOBBERY FELLOW WITH BLOODSHOT EYES, EACH ONE AS BIG AS A CLOCK

SHE STRUCK ONE LITTLE CHIP FROM THE TREE WHICH TURNED INTO A BARREL AND THEN ANOTHER AND ANOTHER UNTIL THE WHOLE TREE HAD TURNED INTO BARRELS  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHE STRUCK ONE LITTLE CHIP FROM THE TREE WHICH TURNED INTO A BARREL AND THEN ANOTHER AND ANOTHER UNTIL THE WHOLE TREE HAD TURNED INTO BARRELS

SHE STRUCK ONE STONE WITH A LITTLE SILVER CHISEL AND AS SHE DID THE OTHER STONES FELL AWAY IN SHOWERS AND THEN BEGAN TO FORM THEMSELVES INTO THE FINEST AND MOST GRANDIOSE CASTLE.  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHE STRUCK ONE STONE WITH A LITTLE SILVER CHISEL AND AS SHE DID THE OTHER STONES FELL AWAY IN SHOWERS AND THEN BEGAN TO FORM THEMSELVES INTO THE FINEST AND MOST GRANDIOSE CASTLE.

THIS THIRD CASTLE WAS THE MOST BEWITCHING OF ALL. IT LAY ON A PROMONTORY ABOVE THE SEA SHORE  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THIS THIRD CASTLE WAS THE MOST BEWITCHING OF ALL. IT LAY ON A PROMONTORY ABOVE THE SEA SHORE

ONE GIANT CAUGHT HIM BY THE WAIST AND JUST PICKED HIM UP AS IF HE WERE A MATCHSTICK  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

ONE GIANT CAUGHT HIM BY THE WAIST AND JUST PICKED HIM UP AS IF HE WERE A MATCHSTICK

THE MAIDENS  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MAIDENS

THE WHITE CAT by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE WHITE CAT

HIS WHITE CAT APPEARED WEARING A CROWN AND IN FULL REGALIA  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HIS WHITE CAT APPEARED WEARING A CROWN AND IN FULL REGALIA

THEY STARTED UPON THE COURTYARD AND THEY ATTACKED 
ONE ANOTHER AND STRUCK AT ONE ANOTHER, THE GIANT 
WITH HIS CLUB AND THE PRINCE WITH HIS SWORD by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THEY STARTED UPON THE COURTYARD AND THEY ATTACKED ONE ANOTHER AND STRUCK AT ONE ANOTHER, THE GIANT WITH HIS CLUB AND THE PRINCE WITH HIS SWORD

HE DECIDED THAT THIS MUST BE WHAT THE JESTER FAIRY HAD TALKED ABOUT  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HE DECIDED THAT THIS MUST BE WHAT THE JESTER FAIRY HAD TALKED ABOUT

HAVING HER THERE AS A DUMB PERSON WAS FAR BETTER THAN NOT HAVING HER AT ALL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HAVING HER THERE AS A DUMB PERSON WAS FAR BETTER THAN NOT HAVING HER AT ALL

'HOULD HER- SHE ATE ONE PIPER ALREADY, THE VAGABONE, AND, BAD LUCK TO HER, SHE WANTS ANOTHER NOW'  by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'HOULD HER- SHE ATE ONE PIPER ALREADY, THE VAGABONE, AND, BAD LUCK TO HER, SHE WANTS ANOTHER NOW'

AWAY I WINT, HEAD OVER HEELS, AND MY BRAINS WAS A'MOST KNOCKED OUT AGIN THE WALL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

AWAY I WINT, HEAD OVER HEELS, AND MY BRAINS WAS A'MOST KNOCKED OUT AGIN THE WALL

CHARLEY ON GRAMPA'S SUITCASE by HELEN OXENBURY

CHARLEY ON GRAMPA'S SUITCASE

GRAMPA WITH CHARLEY by HELEN OXENBURY

GRAMPA WITH CHARLEY

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