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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I WAS SPINNING IN THE WIND, AND GRAMPAS WAS, TOO, CALLING, 'CHARLEY! CHARLEY BOY, COME BACK!' by HELEN OXENBURY

I WAS SPINNING IN THE WIND, AND GRAMPAS WAS, TOO, CALLING, 'CHARLEY! CHARLEY BOY, COME BACK!'

GRAMPA LOOKED AT CHARLEY AND CHARLEY LOOKED BACK. A LONG TIME PASSED by HELEN OXENBURY

GRAMPA LOOKED AT CHARLEY AND CHARLEY LOOKED BACK. A LONG TIME PASSED

CHARLEY LOOKED IN GRAMPA'S EYES AND GRAMPA LOOKED BACK by HELEN OXENBURY

CHARLEY LOOKED IN GRAMPA'S EYES AND GRAMPA LOOKED BACK

THAT NIGHT CHARLEY JUMPED ON THE BED WITH GRAMPA by HELEN OXENBURY

THAT NIGHT CHARLEY JUMPED ON THE BED WITH GRAMPA

CHARLIE FELL ASLEEP by HELEN OXENBURY

CHARLIE FELL ASLEEP

THEY BOTH FELL ASLEEP. AND GRAMPA SNORED WILD by HELEN OXENBURY

THEY BOTH FELL ASLEEP. AND GRAMPA SNORED WILD

I USUALLY GET A LOT OF HELP WHEN I'M INVENTING BUT IT'S STRANGE HOW SOME HELP CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THINGS TAKE LONGER by NICK BUTTERWORTH

I USUALLY GET A LOT OF HELP WHEN I'M INVENTING BUT IT'S STRANGE HOW SOME HELP CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THINGS TAKE LONGER

THE SWINGS ON THE PLAYGROUND ARE LITTLE BIT LOW FOR ME. THAT'S WAY I MADE THIS ONE FOR MYSELF. IT HANGS FROM A BRANCH OF A TALL BEECH TREE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK. HAVE A GO, IF YOU COME ACROSS IT, BUT HANG ON TIGHT ... IT GOES REALLY HIGH! by NICK BUTTERWORTH

THE SWINGS ON THE PLAYGROUND ARE LITTLE BIT LOW FOR ME. THAT'S WAY I MADE THIS ONE FOR MYSELF. IT HANGS FROM A BRANCH OF A TALL BEECH TREE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK. HAVE A GO, IF YOU COME ACROSS IT, BUT HANG ON TIGHT ... IT GOES REALLY HIGH!

ONCE OR TWICE, I HAVE KNOWN A RABBIT OR A MOUSE TO CREEP ALONGSIDE ME. PERHAPS THEY WANTED TO DO SOME THINKING TOO by NICK BUTTERWORTH

ONCE OR TWICE, I HAVE KNOWN A RABBIT OR A MOUSE TO CREEP ALONGSIDE ME. PERHAPS THEY WANTED TO DO SOME THINKING TOO

PERCY by NICK BUTTERWORTH

PERCY

ONE DAY, THERE WAS A FIRE AND THE GREAT HOUSE BURNT DOWN. THERE ARE STILL SOME BITS OF IT THAT YOU CAN SEE, BUT NOT ONE WOULD WANT TO LIVE THERE NOW by NICK BUTTERWORTH

ONE DAY, THERE WAS A FIRE AND THE GREAT HOUSE BURNT DOWN. THERE ARE STILL SOME BITS OF IT THAT YOU CAN SEE, BUT NOT ONE WOULD WANT TO LIVE THERE NOW

PERCY'S FRIEND THE OWL by NICK BUTTERWORTH

PERCY'S FRIEND THE OWL

THE OWL DOESN'T LIKE HATS. SHE SAYS THAT, GENERALLY SPEAKING, 
THEY DON'T SUIT HER. BUT SHE DOES LIKE PARTY HATS by NICK BUTTERWORTH

THE OWL DOESN'T LIKE HATS. SHE SAYS THAT, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY DON'T SUIT HER. BUT SHE DOES LIKE PARTY HATS

JUST BEFORE TAKE OFF, STANDING ON THE TOP OF A BRANCH OF A TALL TREE WITH THE WIND RUFFLING YOUR FEATHERS ... WELL, THE OWL SAYS THERE'S NO BETTER PLACE TO BE by NICK BUTTERWORTH

JUST BEFORE TAKE OFF, STANDING ON THE TOP OF A BRANCH OF A TALL TREE WITH THE WIND RUFFLING YOUR FEATHERS ... WELL, THE OWL SAYS THERE'S NO BETTER PLACE TO BE

BUT WHAT IF EVERYBODY CAME?
WE'D NEED A LOT, LOT MORE.
AND TABLES WOULDN'T BE MUCH USE,
WE'D ALL SIT ON THE FLOOR by NICK BUTTERWORTH

BUT WHAT IF EVERYBODY CAME? WE'D NEED A LOT, LOT MORE. AND TABLES WOULDN'T BE MUCH USE, WE'D ALL SIT ON THE FLOOR

IN THE MORNING, I FOUND HER STILL HOLDING ON. SHE HADN'T NOTICED THAT SHE HAD SWUNG UPSIDE DOWN. WE DON'T TALK ABOUT IT by NICK BUTTERWORTH

IN THE MORNING, I FOUND HER STILL HOLDING ON. SHE HADN'T NOTICED THAT SHE HAD SWUNG UPSIDE DOWN. WE DON'T TALK ABOUT IT

I KNOW THE OWL LIKES TO FLY HIGH ABOVE THE TREE TOPS ON A WINDY DAY by NICK BUTTERWORTH

I KNOW THE OWL LIKES TO FLY HIGH ABOVE THE TREE TOPS ON A WINDY DAY

I WONDER IF YOU ARE ANY BETTER AT NOTICING THINGS THAN THE OWL. THE MIRROR IS VERY STRANGE, IT CHANGES THINGS. CAN YOU SEE NINE THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT IN THE MIRROR'S REFLECTION? (THE OWL ONLY SPOTTED FOUR.) by NICK BUTTERWORTH

I WONDER IF YOU ARE ANY BETTER AT NOTICING THINGS THAN THE OWL. THE MIRROR IS VERY STRANGE, IT CHANGES THINGS. CAN YOU SEE NINE THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT IN THE MIRROR'S REFLECTION? (THE OWL ONLY SPOTTED FOUR.)

PERCY'S FRIENDS THE MICE by NICK BUTTERWORTH

PERCY'S FRIENDS THE MICE

MY FRIENDLY OLD WHEELBARROW LOOKS MUCH MORE SCARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THE WAY THEY SEE IT. WATCH YOUR TAIL, LITTLE MOUSE! BY THE WAY, THAT BLACK LUMP IS ONE OF MY BOOTS by NICK BUTTERWORTH

MY FRIENDLY OLD WHEELBARROW LOOKS MUCH MORE SCARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THE WAY THEY SEE IT. WATCH YOUR TAIL, LITTLE MOUSE! BY THE WAY, THAT BLACK LUMP IS ONE OF MY BOOTS

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