Punch Cartoon Art - Cover Art - Several lines of washing suspended above a street - Kenneth Mahood (1962) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Kenneth Mahood was a Belfast born cartoonist. His first cartoon was accepted by Punch when he was eighteen, and he later became not only a regular contributor but also, from 1960 to 1965, the magazine's Assistant Art Editor under William Hewison.
In 1966 Mahood became the first-ever political cartoonist on The Times, which was planning a complete redesign to attract younger readers.
After a series of trial cartoons, Mahood's work appeared in the first redesigned issue of 3 May 1966, and regularly thereafter. In the same year he was a founder member of the British Cartoonists' Association. Mahood left The Times at the end of 1968, but at the start of 1969 began working as pocket cartoonist for the Evening Standard.
In 1971 he got the job of pocket cartoonist on the Financial Times. In 1978 he was elected to the Punch Table, and in 1982 he moved to the Daily Mail to draw its "Compact Cartoon", and provide sports cartoons.