Leslie Starke 1905-1974

If you seek examples of every weapon in the cartoonist's armoury, used well but without breaking sweat, then Starke's your man. The Fakir on his bed of nails, the leaning Tower of Pisa, monks with tonsures....they are all here. Click on to Cliche and see the company he keeps.

In Starke's case it was a jovial agreement with is public rather than a poverty of thought.He is also interesting in that he was published by Punch and Lilliput but also by the Saturday Evening Post and the New Yorker. The national characteristics of Anglo American humour, contrats and parallels await a serious analysis. See also James Thurber and David Langdon.