Leslie Illingworth is most famous as a political cartoonist. I first tripped over his work in the first serialisation of H. E. Bates, “Darling buds of May” in Everybody’s weekly magazine. A book can be bought – Illingworth:Political Cartoons from the Daily Mail 1939-69. The National Library of Wales has a collection which can be viewed here and use the menu of the left hand side to view other information. The British Cartoon Archive have an extensive biographywhich looks to have used “They makes us smile” series from London Opinion – which I have reproduced before.
Anyway please enjoy these beautiful characters from H. E. Bates