Dialysis Cartoons by Peter Quaife

The author, Peter Quaife, was one of the founding members of ‘The Kinks’ whose third single rose to Number 1 in the UK Charts in 1964 (several more followed throughout the 60s).

Peter left the band in 1969, to pursue artistic endeavours such as painting and drawing, and emigrated to Canada in 1981. In 1998 Peter was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure and, whilst he was on the dialysis machine, drew cartoons to pass the time away.

In 2004, Deborah Young (a dialysis nurse at Peter’s unit in Belleville Dialysis Clinic near Toronto, Ontario) asked Peter if she could assemble his cartoons into an album. So many patients in the unit enjoyed them that it resulted in this book being produced.

You can order your own copy like I did (I enjoyed reading mine while in dialysis) at
Lighter Side of Dialysis.


Here is Peter's Message to you all:

Hello fellow dialysis patients,

For the last 10 years, I have been a dialysis patient. During those long, boring, sessions, I found that drawing cartoons was an amusing outlet for all of my frustrations with the condition, the hospital and even at times, the professionals that were treating me.

I hope you can enjoy the humour in these cartoons - I know I certainly enjoyed creating them! I have tried to make light of the various situations that I know we have all had to endure at one time or another.

I hope these cartoons will make your situation a little better, wherever you may be. Remember, there is always humour - even in the deepest despair.

Many Regards,

Peter Quaife


Peter's Cartoons:

You can order your own book of Peter's cartoons here: Order Information

Or go back to the main Cartoons page.

You can also read Martin Kalin's interview with ex-bassist Pete Quaife
at his home in Ontario, Canada, June 1998: http://www.kindakinks.net/misc/quaife/


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