The British Character

This series of drawings we was inspired by the 1930s cartoonist Pont and form the basis of an Exhibition of my work which was on at the Garden’s Gallery from August 16th to the 22nd. A big thank you to all those who came along and to those who visited on-line.

The prints will be reproduced using only the very finest materials and you can choose from various prices, from my site.I am linked to The Print Space who have a big reputation in producing the very finest prints. Order from here and they organise all the rest including delivery to you. So check out the images both here on this page or from my other page where prints can be ordered: Apt names


 

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Pont:the man who drew the British.

Pont: Graham Laidler

In August 1932, Graham Laidler had his first acceptance from Punch which in 1937 gave him an almost unprecedented exclusive contract. Under the name ‘Pont’, Laidler became one of the most original talents in the history of Punch. He is perhaps most famous for his series on the ‘British Character’. This was published as a book in 1938. Another book The British Carry On (1940) portrayed the atmosphere of the Phoney War. Pont died of poliomyelitis on 23 November 1940. He completed 400 cartoons in his brief career, enough to furnish the material for five books. Bernard Hollowood, fellow cartoonist and later editor of Punch wrote the only biographical account of his life and work in his book Pont (1969).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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