My favourite books 16: Pont

Pont: The Life and Work of the great Punch artist, by Bernard Hollowood

Collins, 1969

The definitive collection of drawings by the best British cartoonist of the 1930s.  Pont (Graham Laidler) died in 1940, aged 32, having created the British Character and much more besides.  Unfortunately, the sublime illustrations are pretty indifferently reproduced, though the introductory essays were worth the price of admission.  Which, in 1969, was 45/-, and cost me £4.99 from Oxfam.

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