Sunday, July 12, 2015

William Baxter

 “Billstickers will be prosecuted!” Original William Baxter art, Christmas 1880s, 33 x 27 cm.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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,[2] 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.

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