Bill Peckmann &Illustration 09 Jun 2010 08:07 am

Wallace Tripp Cards

- Recently, I posted a calendar by Wallace Tripp, and the response was strong. So, Bill Peckmann sent me his collection of greeting cards by Tripp, the earliest of which goes back to 1973, and I’m posting those here. (I’ll also have another calendar of his to post later in the week.)

Each and every card is a gem. I still say it’s a wonder that he didn’t work for an animation company designing characters. The guy was a brilliant draftsman, watercolorist and illustrator.

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This is the oldest of the cards.

By the way, take a look at the Tripp Family Archives site.

5 Responses to “Wallace Tripp Cards”

  1. on 09 Jun 2010 at 12:42 pm 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    I just love them!

  2. on 09 Jun 2010 at 1:55 pm 2.scott caple said …

    Thanks for these, Mike!
    We had a Tripp fan club going at Sheridan back in the day.
    I collected alot of the cards but that was when you used to mail things away to people!
    What to say.. his interpretations of animal characters was very savvy, very fresh. great caricature of realism.
    You have all the books i suppose….

  3. on 09 Jun 2010 at 2:24 pm 3.David Nethery said …

    If anyone’s on Facebook (and who isn’t these days?) check out the Wallace Tripp Facebook Fan Page :

  4. on 10 Jun 2010 at 2:18 am 4.Michael Polvani said …

    Does this style look familiar?
    I believe Chris Sanders was and is heavily influenced by him….so I guess Tripp’s style DID make it into animation after all.

    Hi David!

  5. on 13 Jun 2010 at 3:08 pm 5.Vinny said …

    Thank you so much for posting these amazing illustrations! Very inspirational!

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