Everybody’s: Leslie Caswell

Everybodys 1952 October 11 p27

Everybodys 1952 October 11 p27

These pieces comes from Everybody’s magazine which started life as Competitors’ Journal in 1913 and became Everybody’s Weekly in 1928 and was finally taken over by Amalgamated Press in 1950 and merged with John Bull in 1959.

“Dip in the pool” by Raold Dahl, which according to Wiki was first published in The New Yorker on 19 January 1952. Now what I find interesting here is the fact that this could easily be an early Mike Noble drawing. The ‘sheen’ on the characters, the tilt of the head.But it is signed by Caswell – Mike Noble worked with him as previously described

The story as described the Daily Telegraph:

Having bet his and his wife’s life-savings that the ocean-liner on which they’re cruising will make poor progress, the doomed hero of this grown-up short story befriends a kindly old woman on deck before hurling himself overboard before her eyes in an attempt to slow everything down. He never finds out, however, that she is not quite all there – moments later, after she has watched him flailing in the ship’s ever-lengthening wake, she tells her disbelieving carer about the curious incident. “Such a nice man,” she insists. “He waved to me.”

The next piece was uncredited in the magazine, but again I’m guessing Caswell based on the face and the strong figure work

Everybodys 1958 Dec 20 p14

ORBIT FLIGHT by Frank Harvey – illustrated by Caswell? Bill Lacey (thanks to David Slinn for ID) Everybodys 1958 Dec 20 p14

I’m not so sure about this one though, but please contradict me!

Everybodys 1958 Feb 01 p22

Artist unknown – Caswell? Bill Lacey (thanks to David Slinn for ID) Everybodys 1958 Feb 01 p22

The next illustration is in a story which credits Caswell in later issues. I stupidly didn’t keep any of the other illustrations or indeed the story title, but the piece stands alone beautifully

Everybodys 1958 Jan 04 p33 Caswell

Everybodys 1958 Jan 04 p33 Caswell

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One comment on “Everybody’s: Leslie Caswell

  1. Andrew Shaw says:

    The latest edition of Shaw’s Operative Gynaecology is about to be published. I am Shaw’s second son and prepared photos for onwards transmission to Caswell for the first edition. Would like to know much more about Caswell and how the connection between an artist like him and a gynaecologist came about. Does Mike Noble know?

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