Gray Jolliffe

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Man's Best Friend, the 1984 book introducing Gray Jolliffe's character Wicked Willie

Graham Jolliffe (born 1937, St Germans, UK) is an illustrator and cartoonist.

His work includes Chloe & Co in the Daily Mail, and the Wicked Willie character that first appeared in the book, Man's Best Friend in 1984. He uses ink, and colours his work using the TRIA marker system from Letraset.

Early life[edit]

He attended The King's School, Peterborough, where R.K.Jolliffe was later Head Boy.


He started as an advertising copywriter with Maxwell Clarke on Fleet Street but then became a cartoonist and illustrator; for example illustrating One Man and His Bog by Barry Pilton in 1986. He became Cartoonist of the Year in 1997 and has worked for the Boase Massimi Pollitt (BMP) agency.

He wrote the Wicked Willie books with Peter Mayle.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Nikki, and they have three children and live in Hambleden, near Henley. He is friends with Sir Alan Parker, the film director.

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