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The Return Home - Norman Thelwell - Framed Print - 16" x 12"


Norman Thelwell was an English cartoonist well known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses.

Thelwell spent World War II in the East Yorkshire Regiment, and was art editor of an army magazine in New Delhi, India.

His first published cartoon, in the London Opinion, was an Indian subject.

He took a degree at Liverpool College of Art, then in 1950, he took up a post teaching design and illustration at Wolverhampton College of Art, but gave this up to work freelance in 1956.

He became a contributor to Punch magazine, beginning a 25-year relationship that resulted in more than 1,500 cartoons, of which 60 were used as front covers. He also worked as political cartoonist for the News Chronicle.

He became known to many only as Thelwell, he found his true comic niche with Pony Club girls and their comic ponies, a subject for which he became best-known, and which led to a cartoon strip about such a pair, Penelope and Kipper. He also illustrated Chicko in the British boys' comic Eagle.

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