“Billstickers will be prosecuted!” Original William Baxter art, Christmas 1880s, 33 x 27 cm.
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William Giles Baxter (1856–1888) was a Victorian cartoonist and illustrator. His most noted work, from 1884 until his death, was for the weekly comic Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. Baxter had previously worked for the Manchester-based satiric magazine Momus/Comus before joining the staff at Judy, whose editor, Charles Henry Ross, had created Ally Sloper, considered the first comic hero, in 1867. When Ross sold the rights to Gilbert Dalziel, Baxter was taken on to further develop the character. On his death, the illustrations were continued by W. F. Thomas.