PETER SUTHERLAND (11 August 1921 – 1977) was born in the Leicestershire village of Somerby. After serving in the REME during World War II, he became a staff artist at D.C. Thomson in Dundee. He made illustrations for the company’s story papers. Throughout the 1950s he was working for Amalgamated Press on the Super Detective Library, Thriller Picture Library and the Cowboy Comics Library, illustrating among others ‘Battler Britton’, ‘Spy 13’ and ‘Kit Carson’ stories.
In the 1960s and 1970s he was mainly drawing for D.C. Thomson’s The Victor and The Hornet. He illustrated many serials, such as ‘The Big Palooka’ and ‘Mike Fink’ for The Hornet. He was best known for his work on ‘Alf Tupper’ in The Victor, which he did from the early 1960s until shortly before his death in 1977.