Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Other Side of Rodney ; Sarah Walters Sees a New Exhibition by the Creator of TV Cartoon Favourite Huxley Pig

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Other Side of Rodney ; Sarah Walters Sees a New Exhibition by the Creator of TV Cartoon Favourite Huxley Pig

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HE might be best known as the man who gave us Huxley Pig, but there's another side to the work of author and illustrator Rodney Peppe.

For many years, Rodney has built machines and automata: elegant, detailed and enchanting moving toys and models inspired by classic Victorian design but grown into complex, unique museum pieces that come to life in surprising ways.

And just like his books, the automata are full of humour, storytelling and great skill. An exhibition of them at Gallery Oldham, The Wonderful World Of Rodney Peppe, explores his technical development: from jumping jacks to The Kettleship - an original design that turns a traditional metal kettle into an intricate pirate ship.

RODNEY has also built a selection of new pieces especially for the show, and has brought along a number of models and props used in the animated children's TV series Huxley Pig and his internationally celebrated programme Angelmouse. Rodney's approach to illustration is unusual in that he builds 3D models of all his characters before he draws them. …

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