Peter Broadbent


Peter Broadbent

Peter Broadbent was born in 1942 and studied art at Manchester Regional College Of Art, before deciding on a career in advertising where he became a junior art director and illustrator.

Peter left advertising to start up on his own as a freelance illustrator under the guidance of his London agents John Martin & Son. It was through his London agents that he secured a contract with Disneyland comics to illustrate Jungle Book® and subsequently promoted to create and illustrate the front covers, becoming one of few recognised Disney Artists in the U.K.

When Disney launched Winnie the Pooh™ comic Peter illustrated the first three editions but declined to work on it full time due to increasing demand from publishers and toy companies for his Disney illustrations.

Peters reputation within the industry has lead him to work on many famous childrens characters from My Little Pony® to Bob The Builder®, Disney Fairies® and to develop his own woodland characters under the name of Acorn Green which was taken up by Tomy Toys® and Marvel Comics®.

In 1987 Peter won the coveted award Toy of the Year for designing The Big Red Fun Bus.

Tintin® and Popeye® are his most loved characters and have led to many of their escapades being produced as paintings. Still working full time as an illustrator and painting whenever he can, Peter works in either acrylic or watercolour.

Exhibitions

Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester

Design Centre, London

The Mall Galleries, London

Bankside Gallery, London.