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.


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