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 punchcartoons.com. Unfortunately I can’t find anything about the gentleman! Even the excellent Cartoon Archive has nothing!