Michael ffolkes Cartoons

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Punch cartoons by Michael ffolkes (Brian Davis).

Surely one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, ffolkes had the unfaltering ability to make you laugh out loud with his bawdy humour and lusty ladies, while seemingly normal scenarios become surreal. The animal kingdom is transformed into a human world, and the human made hilarious. ffolkes had a wide range of drawing styles, his early work resembling contemporary Ken Mahood before settling into his own. He was a fine illustrator - his colour front cover after Manet from 1963 is delightful - and his caricatures starting in the 1960s of film reviews, TV celebrities and the arts in the Passing Through series, are wonderfully eccentric.
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