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Life and times of a comic genius

July 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in passing about eccentric Edwardian artist Harry B. Neilson (pictured right) – the man who painted those charming watercolours of foxes dressed as huntsmen riding foxhounds. As far as I was concerned, the artist was something of an unknown. I said I intended to learn more about him […]

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Tags: Cartoons · Forgotten artists

The tricksy trio who still make us smile

July 27th, 2007 · 12 Comments

It wasn’t much to look out, but the little round lapel badge we found lying in the bottom of a box of knickknacks at our local collectors’ fair had a fascinating background. About the size of an old sixpence, the badge was decorated with blue enamel, picked out of which were the initials W. L. […]

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Tags: Cartoons · Ephemera · Juvenalia

Annual treats

July 26th, 2007 · 5 Comments

There’s no shortage of choice: Barbie and Sindy, My Little Pony and the Brownies continue to have mass appeal for the girls, while us boys go for Thunderbirds, Spiderman and relative newcomer Bob the Builder. All are on sale this Christmas and so it was –admittedly with a different cast of characters – since the […]

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Tags: Books · Cartoons · Juvenalia · Toys