Peter Fluck was born in Cambridge in 1941. After disappointing O Levels, his parents and teachers both agreed that the best and only prospect would be a course at Cambridge School of Art – after submitting a folder of drawings of house sparrows, they accepted him.
Alongside his best mate at art school, Roger Law, and under the influence of art tutors and contemporaries at Cambridge like Peter Cook he was introduced to the politicized atmosphere of the 1960s. This was the beginning of his interest and involvement with caricature.
After Art school and a move to London he and Roger both set up as freelance illustrators. In 1976 they established a partnership “Luck & Flaw” making plasticine caricatures for 2D reproduction for magazine illustrations. It soon became clear that with some money and even more ingenuity the static caricatures could become puppets… and the idea of Spitting Image was conceived.
Spitting Image was considered a milestone in British television comedy, garnering an audience of millions. It ran for 18 series on ITV from 1984 to 1996, showing at the difficult time of 10 o‘clock on a Sunday night when all politicians should have been in bed. It launched the careers of the likes of Steve Coogan, John Sessions, Harry Enfield and Rory Bremner.
Peter now lives on the outskirts of a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall and works as a sculptor in a range of different media.