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
Here is Peter's Message to you all:
Or go back to the main Cartoons page.
You can also read Martin Kalin's interview with ex-bassist Pete Quaife
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