TOP ROW Here are some covers from the Toytown magazines. illustrated by Ernest Noble. More Noble


S.G.Hulme Beaman (1887 - 1932)

Began his career making puppets and toy theatres, while going to Heatherley's Art School (Evelyn Waugh was a pupil there later). He devised the immensely popular puppet and comic character of Larry the Lamb and other denizens of Toytown . He graphic style is a characteristic blocky, ersatz Cubist style, which is often highly inventive, and brightly coloured.


BOTTOM ROW picture of unknown and undated publication found in a scrap album with two images from Tales of Toytown, written and illustrated by SHB, London 1946. Measures 9 x 14cms.