'People of the Day' is an annual publication of superb caricature drawings of the rich and famous accompanied by interesting celebrity profiles. It is a celebration of those who have shown a determination to succeed against all the odds or who have dedicated their lives to helping others.
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Independent reviews of the People of the Day books:
People of the Day 3 - Book Review
People of the Day 4 - Book Review
People of the Day’s selection of handpicked people from all walks of life include those from the worlds of business and politics, the arts, music icons and composers, sporting heroes, film stars and directors, comedians and theatrical impresarios, authors, script and play writes, literary giants, adventurers, scientists, academics and educationalists, royalty, religious figures and those in the charity sector.
‘People of the Day’ has them all
A snapshot profile looks back at the childhood, family history and education, achievements, career highlights, awards and titles of some of the most successful and influential people of the day, high achievers pre-eminent in their fields and those well known for their philanthropic work.
Each profile is accompanied by a caricature illustration, superbly capturing and exaggerating the individual’s distinctive features or peculiarities with comic yet affectionate effect.
The Author & Artists
Peter has been a lawyer for more than 20 years and is now Managing Director of a mining company. As a teenager he started collecting prints of the Spy caricatures which had originally appeared in the ‘Men of the Day’ series in Vanity Fair (1869 to 1914), which logged the lives of eminent people of the time. He long cherished a dream of producing a modern day version, something that, like Spy, he hopes will present a record of the times for generations to come and inspire others to greater things.
Peter's dream became a reality when, in 2003, Nick Higton arrived to work as a temp in his office. Peter found him drawing caricatures (instead of working!), the one thing that was needed to kick start the People of the Day books; Volume 1 was produced and subsequently published in 2004.
Lucy, Peter’s cousin, joined the team in 2006. She is the person behind many of the brilliant caricature drawings in Volume 2, and all of those in Volumes 3 and 4. Her cartoons and caricatures have appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She also worked as a journalist, following in the footsteps of her father, the late Kenneth Robinson (1925-1994), architect-turned-journalist, author and infamous radio broadcaster.