Bill Peckmann &Books &Illustration 30 Jul 2010 07:46 am

Keith Ward’s MUGGINS MOUSE – 1

- Yesterday, I received this note from Bill Peckmann about some old copies Rowland B. Wilson had sent him.:

    “I finally found Rowland’s copies of another Keith Ward book that he had sent me. It’s a 60 page book, half the copies are in color, half are B & W (not the best Xeroxes), why this is so, is unfortunately lost in the mists of time. The book is oversized, 9 1/2 by 12 1/2. . . . I haven’t looked at these pages in ages and the art is a lot better than I remember it.”

Such beautiful line work, fantastic cartooning. Very original.

So without further ado, I’m posting these great illustrations. This takes us up to the first chapter break. More pics to follow as soon as I get them.














5 Responses to “Keith Ward’s MUGGINS MOUSE – 1”

  1. on 30 Jul 2010 at 2:45 pm 1.Ken Priebe said …

    OMG!!!! Michael, I remember this book! I think it might have been in my parents’ or grandparents’ book collection..and yet there is another book I have been searching for intently and insanely for years that features a Brownie character, with the same style of illustration…but I have never been able to remember the title, author or illustrator Somehow my memory wires have been jogged by this though. Not sure if it was in the same book or not.

    Any leads you have on a similar book with an old man Brownie featured in it? I would be eternally grateful if this could be discovered.


  2. on 30 Jul 2010 at 3:07 pm 2.Ken Priebe said …

    I can see there is a chapter with a brownie in this book, which could be what I’m thinking of. For some reason I also remember there may have been a second book or a story that was only about the brownie himself.

  3. on 31 Jul 2010 at 3:23 am 3.Kellie Strøm said …

    All that chasing through the lettering is great – especially scan 11 – and so many fun poses – the cat looking over its shoulder at the dog in 10 – thanks very much for putting it up.

  4. on 01 Aug 2010 at 12:33 am 4.Wilbert Plijnaar said …

    Thank you Michael for yet another wonderful treat.
    Was this published much earlier than the Reynard book? The style is so different.

  5. on 01 Aug 2010 at 5:44 pm 5.Stephen Worth said …

    The graphic look seems to be based on Willi Pogany’s Mother Goose.

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