London 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.
I can’t understand some of these cartoons – and I suspect that time has not been kind to the jokes.
“They make us smile” was a small series in London Opinion magazine written by P. V. Bradshaw (Percy Venners).
A lovely overview of his life appears in About Postcards, where it states he was born in 1877 and founded a Press Art School in 1905, of which he was Principal for 50 years! He died on 13 October 1965. I would guess that he published this series to educate his pupils at the school and entertain the readers of post-War Britain. I don’t have a complete list of who appears in the series but will publish others as and when
This particular article is about Mervyn Wilson whose work appeared in the Radio Times from 1936, Punch from 1935 and elsewhere. After the war he produced a comic strip for the Daily Express called ‘Mike’ , a radio character, the article tells us. To see much of his Punch work, follow this link or even easier go to Google, click on Images and enter this: “Mervyn Wilson” cartoon