Churchill was a delight to the cartoonist. He was already a Brand Character by 1905. He adopted a characteristic hat, cigar, and perky hat. He affected a characteristic gesture which is used for the jacket of WSC a Cartoon Biography. His face, the cheeky baby, was easy to draw and even easier to recognise (see the Berger above). His policies were sufficiently energetic (even mad) to generate a wide range of narrative scenarios. His activities as an amateur painter (studied with Sickert), gave cartoonists a natural hook for certain situations. Churchill made a particular point of acquiring the artwork of the Low reproduced on the last row here.

 

The artists represente are in order

Row 01 Strube, Strube and Zec

Row 02 Berger, cartoonist for the Nazi newspaper Die Sturmer, Vicky, Low

Row 03 Vicky, Low, Strube.

 

 

FIVE SCREENS OF CARTOONS, PASSING SHOW 1919-1921

IF CHURCHILL RAN THE ZOO, The Passing Show NOVEMBER 1920

TREASURE ISLAND, PUNCH SEPTEMBER 1920

LILLIPUT, Churchill juxtaposed with a Bulldog before 1940

Manning Hall, Making Faces

NAZI CARTOONS OF CHURCHILL

DAVID LOW, EUROPE SINCE VERSAILLES 1940