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Creatures of all shapes, sizes and colours


Reg Cartwright, surrounded by artwork in his studio, holding a copy of Birds, Beasts and Fishes, 20 August 1992. From the Leicester Mercury Archive of photographic prints, negatives and cuttings, which has recently been deposited with the University of Leicester.  ©Leicester Mercury.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Reg's career in illustration went from strength to strength, with projects as varied as The Canterbury Tales and Birds, Beasts and Fishes.