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Bob Dewar

Scottish Artist

Born in Fife, Bob Dewar has illustrated for many publications and private commissions.


Bob creates very beautiful full colour illustrations and he is responsible for putting a smile on many faces and causing great guffaws with his inspired, witty and often irreverent cartoons

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Artist's Statement


“I have worked or work for ‘D.C. Thomson’ (I used to ghost Dennis The Menace) and almost all their publications. I was the political and social cartoonist for ‘The Scotsman’ newspaper for fifteen years. I also illustrate childrens books and business books for ‘Oxford University Press’.”


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh – Keepers of the Quaich, also sell original artwork by Bob Dewar from illustrations that appear in their tasting guide.  Other clients include: Scottish Field, Black & White Publishing, A. C. Black London, Birunn Publishing, Luath Publishing, and so on. 

The illustrations you see in Leap Gallery come from a book called “Blethertoun Braes” A follow-up to the highly successful ‘King o the Midden”, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Scottish Arts Council Childrens Book of the year awards, “Blethertoun Braes” is another book of rhymes in Scots, humorously illustrated in full colour by Bob Dewar. 




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