|Born||February 21, 1921|
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
|Died||September 18, 2007 (aged 86)|
Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada
|Awards||Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame|
Whalley was born in Brockville, Ontario, went to King's Collegiate School in Windsor, Nova Scotia until 1937, and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art. After serving with the Canadian Merchant Marine during the Second World War, he later established himself in Montreal as a prominent humorist, beginning in the 1940s with the Montreal Standard. He would become well known in the 1960s and 1970s doing covers for Maclean's, Weekend and the Montrealer magazines.
He used a distinctive stripped-down style to send up the cultural and political life of Canada. As an illustrator, he collaborated on works with Eric Nicol and John Robert Colombo, among others.
- Nicol, Eric (2003). Canadian Politics Unplugged. Illustrations by Peter Whalley; introduction by Stuart McLean. Dundurn Press. ISBN 978-1-55002-466-1.
- Hustak, Alan (22 September 2007). "Cartoonist displayed sardonic humour". The Gazette. Montreal.
- Whalley, Peter (June 3, 1959). "The wit and wisdom of Peter Whalley". Open House (Interview). Interviewed by Fred Davis. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- "WHALLEY, Peter". canadianaci.ca. Canadian Animation, Cartooning and Illustration. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
- "Peter Whalley (b. 1921)". canadacomics.ca. Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on June 21, 2006.
- Wright, Doug (June 6, 2005). "First Ever Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning Handed Out In Toronto". designtaxi.com. Designtaxi. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-28.