Punch Cartoon Art - We'll be down in a minute - Douglas Lionel Mays (1939) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Mays was an English Illustrator.
He contributed cartoons to the Beano, Big Budget, Holiday Annual and the Dandy, before his first drawing for Punch was accepted in June 1932.
There he followed in the tradition of Du Maurier in specialising in jokes about children or fashionable women, modelled by his wife and four daughters. Later he most successfully illustrated the weekly features which reported on architecture, topography and world events.
The Christmas cards that he designed for Royle reveal both the strength of his colour work and his feeling for children.