Daily Express & Sunday Express Cartoons.
GILES Carl Ronald (1945)
One hundred and fifty-four captioned cartoons. Light browning, else very good wire-stitched in the original card wraps, very slightly rubbed. [160pp.] Lane Publications Ltd.,
The first annual collection of Giles's Express cartoons, which firmly established his reputation as one of the foremost chroniclers of English life. His work is characterized by a very British sense of the absurd, combined with a similarly characteristic use of understatement. John Gordon, his editor at the Express who presuaded him to join the paper from a rival, contributes an introduction in which he goes further still; "... he is something more than just a cartoonist. Study his work closely and you find rather to your surprise that he is a great artist as well. A really great artist."
Giles's cartoons from the last years of the War give a unique insight into the mood of the British people as final Victory approached. This copy of this cheaply produced, and, usually, much re-read, item is in extremely good state.
Stock Code: 88509