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Trog, Flook and Humph too!

January 7, 2013 in General

Frankie Howerd by Trog

Frankie Howerd by Trog (© Wally Fawkes) @ Procartoonists.org

An exhibition featuring the work of Wally Fawkes, aka Trog, opens at the Cartoon Museum in London today (7 January).

Fawkes, who retired in 2005, drew caricatures, political cartoons and strips for the Daily Mail, Punch, The Observer and The Sunday Telegraph. His best known creation is the comic strip Flook, which ran in the Mail for 35 years.

Flook by Trog (Wally Fawkes)

Flook by Trog (© Wally Fawkes) @Procartoonists.org

Flook was often written by the late Humphrey Lyttelton, who played jazz with Fawkes and was a close friend. The inimitable voice of the BBC Radio Four show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue was also cartoonist – drawing as Humph – and some of his artwork also features in the exhibition.

Cartoon by Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton and Wally Fawkes – as seen by Humph himself (© Humphrey Lyttelton)

Meanwhile, the Telegraph has an article today by Martin Chilton Celebrating the great cartoons of TrogTrog, Flook and Humph too! runs until March 10. For details on admission and opening times, visit the Cartoon Museum website.

The Queen by Trog (Wally Fawkes)

The Queen by Trog (© Wally Fawkes) @ Procartoonists.org