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Punch Cartoon Art - Cover Art - Man with monster red telephone - John Jensen (1973) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


John Jensen was Australian cartoonist.

Jensen's first cartoon was published in the Sydney Sun in 1946 and he then began freelancing as a cartoonist for publications such as Australia National Journal and Pertinent.

In 1950 Jensen worked his passage to England as messboy on the SS Fred Christiansen, and was briefly an actors' dresser at London's Piccadilly Theatre, before becoming a full-time cartoonist.

From 1951 to 1953 he drew pocket cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for the Birmingham Gazette, and in 1953 contributed his first cartoon to Punch. He then worked from 1953 to 1956 as staff cartoonist for a Scottish news and picture agency called Scotnews Ltd.

In 1956 Jensen returned to London, and freelanced for a wide range of publications including Weekend, Lilliput, Daily Express, Daily Sketch, Sunday Dispatch, New Statesman, Books & Bookmen, High Life, and King. From March 1958 he spent a few months on the London Evening News, drawing a daily cartoon, and in 1961 became political cartoonist for the new Sunday Telegraph.

From 1972 he was a regular contributor to Punch.

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