Stan Terry cartoonist

Stan Terry cartoonin London Opinion 1939 December p25

It’s funny how one piece of work can attract you. The picture scanned from London Opinion was just like that.  I couldn’t understand the joke, but suspected it had something to do with class. In the hope of learning soemthing I searched for “Slate Club” and found:

Definitions of slate club

1. [n] -(British) a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)

A savings club!

Now I presume that anyone in the RAF is seen as a bit better off than someone having to put by money for a Christmas hamper.  Have I done this to death? I love his strong lines, certain lines and the caricatured faces. However looking at his other work on the Net, I can’t see the same thing, maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, it took a while to understand the signature and make out this Stan Terry not Stan Jerry! There are pictures of his cartoons all over the Net – ten are on Unfortunately I can’t find anything about the gentleman! Even the excellent Cartoon Archive has nothing!

They make us smile: Eward S. Hynes

London Opinion 1939 December pp28-29

London Opinion 1939 December pp30-31London Opinion 1939 December


“Edward Sylvester Hynes (b. 1897, Burren, County Clare; d. Burren, 12 May 1982) was a joke and political cartoonist, caricaturist, illustrator and painter.” His work appeared in many magazines – as described in the Irish Comics Wiki – particularly in colourful caricature covers for the pocket sized Men Only. Chris Mullen’s excellent site has scans from Hynes’ only book, Cocktail Cavalcade.

Cocktail Cavalcade

I can’t understand some of these cartoons – and I suspect that time has not been kind to the jokes.