© Sally Artz and Punch Archives
A PCO EXCLUSIVE from The Surreal McCoy:
The March 1972 edition of Punch magazine was billed as the New Women’s issue. In a nod to the feminist movement, it featured an all-women cast of writers, editors and cartoonists. The PCO’s very own Sally Artz was initially commissioned to produce a full colour front cover but it was relegated to an inside page with the cover going instead to Michael ffolkes.
“…More Donald McGill than Punch with a huge, bosomy woman (accompanied by tiny hen-pecked husband) being shown the wine-label, in a restaurant, by the leering wine waiter. We were all pretty pissed-off by the whole MCP [male chauvinist pig] attitude. How times change!” Sally Artz
You can read Barbara Castle’s article from the same issue about the controversy:
Michael ffolkes’ Punch cover ©Punch Archives