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Dwarffauns

Illustration of Dwarfaun characters from a book called "Sonny Joe and the Ringdom Rhymes" by Mike McCartney.

© Graham Philpot

Toad's Shire Horse

This is Toad of Toad Hall from a series of children's books called "Tales from the Wind in the Willows." Toad acquires a canary-yellow gipsy caravan which is pulled by his trusty old Shire Horse.

© Graham Philpot

Toad's Gipsy Caravan careers off the road.

This illustration is from a series of children's books called "Tales from the Wind in the Willows." Toad's canary-yellow gipsy caravan is driven off the road by a passing motor car! Moley desperately tries to help.

© Graham Philpot

Poop-Poop

This is an illustration of Toad of Toad Hall for a series of children's books called "The Tales of Wind in the Willows." Here Toad is mesmerised by the sight of a motor car. He murmurs poop-poop, poop-poop!!

© Graham Philpot

Toad's Car?

Toad of Toad Hall from my children's book series called "Tales from the Wind in the Willows" steals a beautiful, bright red, sports car!

© Graham Philpot

Ratty Rescues Mole

This illustration is from the mini series of children's books called "Tales from the Wind in the Willows." Here Ratty rescues Mole!

© Graham Philpot

Ratty and Mole in the snow.

Wind in the Willows illustration of Ratty and Mole in the snow.

© Graham Philpot

Mr Badger's front door

Illustration from "Tales from the Wind in the Willows" Here Ratty and Mole find Mr Badger's front door buried in the snow.

© Graham Philpot

Ratty playing with the Ducks

This illustration is from the children's book mini-series "Tales from the Wind in the Willows."

© Graham Philpot

Toad on the Road

This is Toad of Toad Hall from a series of children's books called "Tales from the Wind in the Willows." Toad skips off for another adventure!

© Graham Philpot

Pinocchio is turning into a donkey!

This is the cover image for my illustrated book "The Adventures of Pinocchio" based on the original story written by Carlo Collodi. Having been kidnapped by the fat coachman, poor Pinocchio is turning into a donkey!!

© Graham Philpot

Pinocchio the Puppet

Illustration for my children's book "The Adventures of Pinocchio" retold by myself and Helen Rossendale.

© Graham Philpot

Geppetto's Workshop

This illustration is from my children's book called "The Adventures of Pinocchio." retold from the original story by Carlo Collodi. Here Geppetto has almost finished his puppet/boy and he calls him Pinocchio!

© Graham Philpot

Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket

This illustration is for my book "The Adventures of Pinocchio." Here the talking cricket offers some advise to Pinocchio.

© Graham Philpot

The Greatest Puppet Show on Earth!

This illustration is from my book "The Adventures of Pinocchio." Here Pinocchio meets the Harlequin and Punchinello on the stage of the "Greatest Puppet Show on Earth."

© Graham Philpot

The Lame Fox and the Blind Cat

This illustration is from my book "The Adventures of Pinocchio." Here Pinocchio meets the Lame Fox and the Blind Cat. Later the Fox and Cat steal Pinocchio's five gold coins!

© Graham Philpot

Pinocchio guards the chicken house.

This illustration is from my book "The Adventures of Pinocchio." Here Pinocchio is guarding the chicken house, but four prowling polecats have come to steal the chickens!

© Graham Philpot

Pinocchio to Donkey

Illustration for "The Adventures of Pinocchio." Pinocchio and his friend Luciano gradually turn into Donkeys.

© Graham Philpot

Where is Zak?

This is the cover for my book called "Where is Zak?" Zak is a mischievous, tooth fairy who visits someone's house to find someone's tooth - amongst other things!

© Graham Philpot

Do I look like a Troll?

This illustration was for an educational children's book called "The Truth about those Billy Goats." It was a retelling of the traditional tale, "The Billy Goats Gruff" by Karina Law. In this version the Troll was good and the Billy Goats were BAD!

© Graham Philpot

"Wonkybonce' and the Three Bears

Illustration for "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" retold by Frank Muir. In this quirky version of the traditional tale, Goldilocks is initially called Wonkybonce because of her unruly head of black, curly hair!

© Graham Philpot

Wonkybonce (Goldilocks) lives in the cellar.

This illustration is from the children's book "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" retold by Frank Muir. In this very quirky and twisted version, Goldilocks is initially called Wonkybonce and she has a head of unruly, black, curly hair! Here she is living in the cellar of her parent's Victorian town house.

© Graham Philpot

Bad Hair Day

This illustration is actually the lead character in the children's book "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" retold by Frank Muir. In this very quirky and twisted version, Goldilocks is initially called Wonkybonce and she has a head of unruly, black, curly hair! Later I used the image for a "Bad Hair Day" greetings card.

© Graham Philpot

Victorian London in the Fog

This illustration is for the children's book called "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" retold by Frank Muir. This version of the traditional tale is set in Victorian London. The London of Mr Pickwick having his pocket-picked by the Artful Dodger, he in turn is having his pocket picked by Mr Fagin. Meanwhile, Scrooge the miser is counting his money!

© Graham Philpot

Victorian Man and his Dog

This illustration was for the book "Goldilocks and the Three Bears' retold by Frank Muir. Here the old Victorian man has one tooth and is trying to eat an apple!

© Graham Philpot

Penguin

This was an illustration for a children's paperback book - never used. Later, I used it for a greetings card.

© Graham Philpot

New Chick

This illustration was from an educational, children's book called 'The Greedy King"

© Graham Philpot

Ugly Duckling

This illustration is for an educational children's book called "Old Jelly's Egg Laying Cow!"

© Graham Philpot

Owl Face

This illustration was for a Children's Book called "Sonny Joe and the Ringdom Rhymes" written by Mike McCartney. In the story a young boy called Sonny Joe is turned into a white Snowy Owl by two, mischievous "Dwarfaun" fairies!

© Graham Philpot

Big Bad Wolf

This illustration was for my children's book "The Three Little Pigs" retold by Frank Muir. The Big Bad Wolf is practising, in front of his bathroom mirror, to be "BIG and BAD!!" This is a quirky version of the traditional tale where the old wolf is neither big nor bad!

© Graham Philpot

Bean Bag Wolf

This illustration is for the children's book called "The Three Little Pigs" retold by Frank Muir. In this version the wolf was not Big and Bad! He was in fact a big softie and they called him the "Bean Bag Wolf."

© Graham Philpot

Happy Birthday Grandma

This cover illustration was for a children's book called "Little Red Riding Hood." - it was never used. Later I used it for a "Happy Birthday Grandma" greetings card.

© Graham Philpot

Where is Little Harry?

This is the cover of my book called "Where is Little Harry?" Harry is the baby of the five "Little" pigs and they are playing hide and seek.

© Graham Philpot

Little Harry

This is Little Harry from my children's book "Where is Little Harry" He is the baby of the five "Little" pigs: Tom, Flo, Mo, Joe and Little Harry.

© Graham Philpot

Tom, Flo, Mo and Joe

This illustration is from my children's book called "Where is Little Harry." They are the elder brother and sister pigs of Little Harry.

© Graham Philpot

Amazing Anthony Ant Cover

This is the original "Amazing Anthony Ant" book cover with the original Anthony Ant book character. Later he evolved for the animated AA/TV series.

© Graham Philpot

Anthony Ant

This is an "Anthony Ant" illustration for the transition from book to TV.

© Graham Philpot

Anthony Ant and his Friends

This was an Anthony Ant illustration for the Anthony Ant TV series made by Hit Entertainment UK and YTV Canada.The characters were changed and adapted for animation from the original AA book characters. Also I used this image for my website.

© Graham Philpot

Anthony Ant's Foes

Again this illustration was for the "Anthony Ant TV" animation series. The characters were Evil Weevil Witch, the Count Mosquito and his gnat gnephews Buzz and Nate.

© Graham Philpot

Kevin B. Cool Ant

Sketches for Anthony Ant's best friend: Kevin B Cool Ant, for the AA/TV animation series.

© Graham Philpot

Billy Bed Bug

Sketches of an Anthony Ant character called Billy Bed Bug for AA/TV.

© Graham Philpot

Nasty Wasps

Nasty wasp sketches for Anthony Ant TV animation series

© Graham Philpot

Evil Weevil Witch

This is a page of sketches for a character called Weevil Witch. She featured in a children's book series I created with my wife, Lorna called Anthony Ant Books. These drawings were actually for the TV animation series called Anthony Ant. I was creative consultant on the series helping with the character design, backgrounds and story ideas.

© Graham Philpot

Count Mosquito and his gnat gnephews Buzz and Nate

Sketches of Anthony Ant characters, Count Mosquito and his gnat gnephews Buzz and Nate, for the AA/TV animation series.

© Graham Philpot

Chair Frog

One of a series of character illustrations of a "Lord of the Manor" frog, created for a local Farm Shop complex called the "Chocolate Frog Company."

© Graham Philpot

Chef Frog

One of a series of character illustrations of a "Lord of the Manor" frog, created for a local Farm Shop complex called the "Chocolate Frog Company."

© Graham Philpot

Smelly Frog

One of a series of character illustrations of a "Lord of the Manor" frog, created for a local Farm Shop complex called the "Chocolate Frog Company."

© Graham Philpot

Foodie Frog

One of a series of character illustrations of a "Lord of the Manor" frog, created for a local Farm Shop complex called the "Chocolate Frog Company."

© Graham Philpot

Stuart Little Cover

This is the cover illustration for the classic children's book called "Stuart Little" written by E. B. White. Here the 2 inch tall mouse/boy tries to turn on the tap/faucet, with his homemade wooden mallet.

© Graham Philpot

Q:t Baby Alien

Q:t is a Baby Alien character I am developing for a series of children's books. He is 2 inches tall in our Earth world and moves around unnoticed.... most of the time!

© Graham Philpot

Jack and the Beanstalk in space

This illustration is for the children's book called "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold by Frank Muir. In this version Jack ends up in space shooting beans through a straightened-out trombone at passing space shuttles!!

© Graham Philpot

Baby Bear

This illustration was for a book cover that was never published! Therefore I converted into a Christmas greetings card. The character is a cuddly, brown, baby bear who loses his cuddly, brown-bear parents.

© Graham Philpot

Wacky Witch

This is the cover illustration for a children's book called "The Wacky Book of Witches"

© Graham Philpot

The Hunchback of Gruesome Grange

This was an illustration for a paperback book cover - which was never used!

© Graham Philpot

The Fabulous Fairy Tale Follies: Aladdin

This illustration was for my book "The Fabulous Fairy Tale Follies." Here the auditions for Aladdin and the Genie of the Lamp are taking place.

© Graham Philpot

Knightly Donkey Ride

This illustration was for a promotional annual report/brochure for an insurance company called Manulife commissioned by The Partners Design Group, London. The promotion featured a Knight and his family in insurance related scenarios.

© Graham Philpot

Cocktail Gorilla

This Gorilla illustration was initially for a children's paperback book cover. Later I used the image for a "Happy Birthday Dad" greetings card.

© Graham Philpot

The Greedy KIng

Illustrations from an educational children's book called "The Greedy King"

© Graham Philpot

Travel Catalogue

Illustration idea for a Travel Catalogue book

© Graham Philpot

Where to invest my nuts?

This illustration was for "TheTimes" Money page for an article on where to invest your savings pot.

© Graham Philpot

Witch Weevil's Rogue Gallery

Illustration for a tie-in activity book for the Anthony Ant TV series

© Graham Philpot

Sir Antsalot

Illustration of Sir Antsalot's statue from a tie-in activity book for the Anthony Ant TV series.

© Graham Philpot

Trojan Horse-Fly

Illustration for a tie-in activity book for the Anthony Ant TV series

© Graham Philpot

Badger and Toad of Toad Hall

Illustration for "The Tales from the Wind in the Willows" original story by Kenneth Grahame.

© Graham Philpot

A Band of Dirty Pirates

Illustration from an educational children's book called "A Band of Dirty Pirates"

© Graham Philpot

Dirty Pirate Hands

Illustration from an educational children's book called "A Band of Dirty Pirates"

© Graham Philpot

Pirate Parrot

Illustration for an educational children's book called "A Band of Dirty Pirates"

© Graham Philpot

© Graham Philpot

Graham Philpot

Biography

Graham lives and works in London, UK. He has worked in Editorial, Advertising, Design, Animation and Publishing. Clients include: The Times, Guinness, the Partners Design Group, Hit Entertainment and many Children's Book Publishers including: David Bennett Books (now Boxer Books), Hachette, Harper Collins, Walker Books and Orion. He now works almost solely in Children's Books, where his heart lies.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Silhouette, Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Annual Report, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Historical, Nature, People, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Food/Beverage, Branding