Bob Gibson (artist)

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Robert Michael Gibson (1938 – September 2010) was a British caricaturist, artist and illustrator who is best known for creating the illustrations & album art that appears in The Beatles' 1967 LP, "The Magical Mystery Tour" released on Parlophone Records.[1] Inside the sleeve he also created a text comic based on the film Magical Mystery Tour.[2] He also made graphic contributions to the Beatles monthly magazine The Beatles Book.[3]

Along with George Dunning's animated film set to a Beatles' soundtrack, Yellow Submarine, the insert to The Magical Mystery Tour may be considered a classic artifact of psychedelic art, given its allegorical drug references, its bizarre illustrative style, the use of colourful 'bell-bottomed fonts', the "disconnected, " narrative etc.

He died in September 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Bob Gibson - Lambiek Comiclopedia".
  2. ^ "Bob Gibson - Lambiek Comiclopedia".
  3. ^ "Bob Gibson - Lambiek Comiclopedia".
  4. ^ Ingham, Chris (2009). Rough Guide To The Beatles. Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84836-525-4.