About the talk: This talk introduces some of the key - and some of the forgotten - cartoonists of the Great War. It examines the iconic images the war has left us, the humour behind them, and the background of the people who provided these sketches. This includes the the voices of W. Heath Robinson, the Punch table artists Bernard Partridge and Leonard Raven Hill, and Bruce Bairnsfather from the Bystander. As well as News of the World and the Western Times’s Welsh cartoonist J. M. Staniforth, the socialist Herald’s Will Dyson, Poy working for the Daily Mail and Evening News and the Daily Mirror’s William K. Haselden.
About the speaker: Following a wide and varied academic career starting in Theology, meandering through the romance literature of the Middle Ages, and then discovering the British Cartoon Archive, Pip completed her PhD on visual representations of Great War humour and their lasting impact and memory in 2017.