• Update: Bob Tupper  

More great cartoons from Bob Tupper . 



• Update: Clipboard 

New Clipboard page added. 



• Update: Sam Berman 

Added four more of Sam Berman's great NBC Stars caricatures. 



Fri - August 19, 2005

• Journal: Russell Patterson 

Various newspaper clippings on illustrator Russell Patterson. 


Posted at 11:06 PM    

• Update: Roy Nelson 

Three images added to Chicago Daily News , and three to CDN: Sports. 

Posted at 11:03 PM    

Thu - August 18, 2005

• Update: Sam Berman 

From the NBC Stars book . 


Posted at 11:30 PM    

• Update: Robert McGinnis. 

gorgeous Robert McGinnis illustrations from a rare 1965 issue of Cavalier magazine. I picked this up at the San Diego convention a few years ago. 


Posted at 06:41 PM    

• Update: Milt Gross 

Great Banana Oil page. 


Posted at 06:33 PM    

Wed - August 17, 2005

• Update: Clipboard 

New Clipboard page added. 


Posted at 11:10 PM    

• Update: Pete Hawley 

Beautiful movie Poster for Papa's Delicate Condition . 


Posted at 11:08 PM    

• Update: Owen Fitzgerald 

One of Owen Fitzgerald's best Moronica stories. 


Posted at 03:21 PM    

• Update: Pete Hawley 

Rare early cover illustration from 1939 


Posted at 01:50 PM    

Tue - August 16, 2005

• Forum: Roy Raymonde 

Great drawings from Playboy cartoonist Raymonde 


Posted at 08:13 PM    

• Image: Roy Davis  

Cute drawings by Punch cartoonist Roy Davis. 

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Roy Davis passed away last year. Below, his obit:

Roy Davis

25 November 2004

Frank Roy Davis, cartoonist, comic artist and scriptwriter: born London 9 October 1921; married 1944 Eileen Spratt (three daughters); died Southend-on-Sea, Essex 11 November 2004.

Roy Davis was not only a gifted cartoonist, comic-strip artist and illustrator who drew for Punch and many other publications, but also a prolific and award-winning scriptwriter who wrote more than 10,000 stories for children's magazines and was still working until he was well into his seventies.

Born in Fulham, south-west London, in 1921, Frank Roy Davis was the elder of two children of Charles Davis, a verger at the Brompton Oratory Church in Knightsbridge, and his wife May. Roy studied at West Kensington Central School, London, where he spent his last four years learning shorthand, typing, book-keeping and commercial practices, intending to pursue a clerical career.

However, he had always had an aptitude for drawing - indeed his headmaster had predicted that one day he would be published in Punch - and his first job was as a general studio artist with the celebrated London wallpaper designers Arthur Sanderson & Sons (from 1938). While working for Sanderson's he had his first cartoon published in the weekly magazine Answers in 1939.

He joined the RAF in 1940 and was commissioned in the RAF Regiment in 1944, serving in Britain, France, Holland, Germany, India and Java. Demobbed in 1946, Davis returned to Sanderson's briefly but, fed up with painting nothing but flowers for six weeks, left to join J. Arthur Rank's newly founded Gaumont British Animation studio in Cookham, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. Here he worked as a "storyman", helping to devise scripts for animated films.

On the demise of G.B. Animation in 1950 Davis moved to Eastwood, near Southend-on-Sea, in Essex, and became a freelance joke and strip cartoonist - working for such publications as Punch, Tatler, Tit-Bits, London Opinion, the Daily Sketch, the Daily Mirror and Sporting Record - and also wrote and drew strips for juvenile publications such as Mickey Mouse Weekly, Sun, Comet and Sunny Stories. In 1964 he joined the staff of IPC Magazines, writing numerous scripts for such children's comics as Whizzer & Chips, Shiver & Shake, Knockout, Princess Tina, Buster and others. He left IPC in 1974 but continued to produce scripts on a freelance basis for the company until he retired in 1992.

Influenced by Heath Robinson and Rowland Emett, he worked mainly in pen and indian ink, and his joke and strip cartoons were often captionless. His early drawings for Punch often featured doll-like figures, especially toy-soldier guardsmen, which the Punch historian R.G.G. Price said had "some of the appeal of Leech's Brook-Green Militia-Man" of the 1840s. However, as well as drawing and writing, he also made scrap-metal sculptures and appeared twice on BBC TV's Vision On programme with some of these.

One of the founders of the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain, he was later also a member of the British Cartoonists' Association.

A very private person and softly spoken, Roy Davis was a keen gardener and walker until stopped short by a back operation.

Mark Bryant 

Posted at 07:05 PM    

• Update: Lowell Hess 

Unusual bug-eyed Lowell Hess drawings from Pictorial Review. 


Posted at 06:34 PM    

• Update: Lily & Flinch 

Four pages added to Lily & Flinch: Sketchbook . 


Posted at 03:05 PM    

Mon - August 15, 2005

• Update: Earl Oliver Hurst 

Two beautiful originals added. 


Posted at 02:00 PM    

• Update: Ronald Searle 

Revised and expanded article that appeared several years ago on Cartoon & Illustration Paradise. 


Posted at 01:47 PM