Guy Peeters is a very popular, long-standing artist in girls’ comics. Regrettably, he has no entry at all at Lambiek Comiclopedia and no other information on him is currently available, except for a listing of his works on Catawiki. It is only due to the Tammy credits that his name is known, but it is possible that it was a pseudonym.
Peeters was a very prolific artist at DCT, with his artwork appearing in Nikki, Mandy, Judy and M&J among others. His best-known work at DCT is arguably Penny’s Place, which started in M&J and then moved to Bunty with a merger. An incomplete list of Peeters stories at DCT can be found here.
At IPC, Peeters made his strongest presence in Jinty, particularly in regard to her SF stories. SF was one of his strengths, and his style really brought several of Jinty’s SF classics to life, including “Land of No Tears” and “Worlds Apart”. Peeters also brought off sport well, but only did one sports story for Jinty, “Black Sheep of the Bartons”. It is rather surprising that he also drew a ballet story, “Slave of the Swan”, and also a complete story, “Forget-Me-Not at Christmas”, which contained period elements, as his style is less suited to ballet and period stories than other artists.
In Tammy, Peeters’ artwork appeared more intermittently. He drew nothing for Misty, despite his aptitude for SF. But he did draw one of Tammy’s best-remembered SF classics, “E.T. Estate”. This was during Tammy’s credit run, which gives a name to this hugely popular artist.
Guy Peeters Jinty stories
- Carnival of Flowers – Gypsy Rose story (1977)
- Land of No Tears (1977-78)
- Slave of the Swan (1978)
- The Human Zoo (1978-79)
- “I’ll Make Up for Mary” (1979)
- Pandora’s Box (1979)
- Black Sheep of the Bartons (1979)
- Forget-Me-Not at Christmas – complete story (1979)
- Worlds Apart (1981)
Credited Guy Peeters story in Tammy (click thru)
2 thoughts on “Guy Peeters”
Of course the name could be a pseudonym, but there are lots of other artists with no entries in any of the normal reference sites (eg Douglas Perry) so this is a fairly normal situation unfortunately.
Guy Peeters’ work is odd – I like it, it’s very solid, but at the same time it feels slightly clunky too in places. He does a very good evil grin though!
Yes, he’s very good at drawing evil women, such as the villainess in “Slave of the Swan”.