About Alison's Animals


Alisons-animals.com is the online home of cartoonist Alison Lingley.  You can buy all of her designs here – along with greetings cards from other people whose work she likes.

Alison was born in Derbyshire and from infancy was known to draw on any flat surface – appropriate or not – from the moment she could wield a pencil.  At school she started a comic called “Gerbil Weekly” (yes, honestly … she still has a few copies to prove it!  It featured a cast of gerbil characters and mainly poked fun at the school and staff.)

She also worked in kennels and dog-walked for neighbours - somewhat unconventional for a cartoonist / illustrator but it unquestionably helped!  She understands all too well what it feels like to take a jump without the horse (her speciality) … and she also discovered that Chihuahuas do not think they are small – and that plenty of Labradors think they’re lap dogs.

Her career as an illustrator happened gradually. She drew cartoons on the spot at dog shows, which led to commissions and eventually launching Alison’s Animals in 2004 with a tiny range of 12 greetings card designs !
These days she’s lucky enough to live and work in the countryside, surrounded by innumerable four-legged sources of inspiration.