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Guilty (Dog) - George Studdy - Felix Rose 1986 - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

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Guilty (Dog) - George Studdy - Felix Rose 1986 - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

George Ernest Studdy was a British commercial artist. He is best remembered for his creation of Bonzo the dog, a character that first appeared in The Sketch Magazine.

He worked as an engineer and then in a stockbroking firm to make ends meet. He had always dreamed of going back to school, he attended night classes at Heatherley’s Art School to study drawing as well as studying animal anatomy at Calderon’s Animal School.

After art school, he was able to sell a few of his sketches to local newspapers and magazines. A few newspapers later commissioned Studdy to draw action scenes to go along with articles on the Boer War.

In 1900, as Studdy’s sketches started to gain popularity, Comic Cuts, Boys Own and Pick-Me-Up began to publish Studdy’s sketches regularly.

In 1912, he signed a contract with The Sketch to produce a weekly full-page drawing.

When war broke out, he was commissioned by Gaumont to produce a series of short films called Studdy’s War Studies. Studdy later introduced Bonzo into his sketches.


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