Illustration Art Gallery

The very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for book illustrations and covers, comic books and comic strips, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper strips, poster art, album covers, plus superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.

Our gallery brings together artists from all over the world and from many backgrounds, including fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, education, sport, history, nature, technology, humour, glamour, architecture, film & tv, whimsy, even political satire and caricature.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Patrick Wright

The son of artist David Wright and his wife Esme M. (née Little), born in Abersoch, North Wales, educated at Barrow Hills Prep School and St George’s College, Weybridge. Patrick Wright began his career as a comic strip artist in the early 1970s drawing the adventures of Emma Faren for Princess Tina, working through Bardon Art. He continued working in comics throughout the 1970s, including a year’s work on “Modesty Blaise” for the Evening Standard.

Besides Modesty, he is probably best known for his war strips, which include issues of Commando, the Mike Nelson series in Battle Picture Weekly, beginning with 'Day of the Eagle' in 1975 and 'Hitler Lives' in The Crunch in 1979.

In 1981 he switched to humorous cartooning, publishing his first book, Walkies (Heinemann) in 1982. His other books are A Tale of Two Mothers-in-Law (Heinemann, 1983), Health and Efficiency (Heinemann, 1984), Affairs of the Heart (Heinemann, 1985), Off the Rails (Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1985), Off the Road (Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1988), Worthless Pursuits (Penguin, 1992), 101 Uses for a John Major (with Peter Richardson, Deutsch, 1993), 101 Further Uses for a John Major (Deutsch, 1994), Not Inconsiderable: Being the Life and Times of John Major (Deutsch, 1996). He has also worked extensively in all aspects of advertising, has illustrated books and has contributed cartoons to Private Eye.

Examples of Patrick Wright's artwork can be found at the Illustration Art Gallery.

No comments:

Post a Comment