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c1978 Original Pen & Ink Cartoon of Charlie Brown Hector Breeze
  • c1978 Original Pen & Ink Cartoon of Charlie Brown Hector Breeze
  • c1978 Original Pen & Ink Cartoon of Charlie Brown Hector Breeze

c1978 Original Pen & Ink Cartoon of Charlie Brown Hector Breeze

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£250.00


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An original pen and ink drawing cartoon by the renowned humorous cartoonist Hector Breeze.

It has the caption written in pencil. It shows a young musician in conversation with a Variety Act agent, who happens to be a ventriloquist’s dummy. The dummy is saying: -“Oh yes, I was on the stage myself a few years gack” (the letter b being impossible to pronounce without moving the lips). It refers to Charlie Brown, who was the name of ventriloquist Arthur Worsley’s dummy. The cartoon was produced and included in Volume 1 of the ‘Hamlyn Cartoon Collection’ and was published in 1978. The cartoon is signed and mounted in a glazed frame (The Hamlyn Cartoon Collection, Volume 1. Author, Hector Breeze. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Hamlyn., 1978. ISBN, 060032074X, 9780600320746). Condition is good, with minor foxing.

Hector Breeze was born in London, in 1928. He was first employed in a government drawing office and studied art at evening classes before selling his first drawing to Melody Maker in 1957.Breeze has since worked in advertising and produced cartoons for Private Eye, Punch, Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, Daily Sketch and Guardian (letters page). He was appointed Pocket Cartoonist by the Daily Express in 1982. Best known for his drawings featuring impoverished gentry with characteristic chinless faces and tiny dot eyes, Ralph Steadman wrote in 1996 that Breeze's "clumsy bewildered characters restore my faith in the seriously daft."

Arthur Wilkinson Worsley (1920 – 2001) was a ventriloquist who appeared regularly on British television from the 1950s to the 1970s. His act with dummy Charlie Brown had Charlie do all the talking, while Worsley himself remained "silent".

Size: 31 x 26 x 1 cm (12 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 3/8 inches)
Weight: 624 g

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