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Thelwell's cartoons are amongst the funniest published on man's relationship with the animal kingdom. "Magnificat" portrays the domestic cat in all its preening, self-important glory and "Top Dog" gets to the heart of being a pampered pooch.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Methuen (first published 1964)
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Not one of my favourites; though I had to smile at “The War Dog”; a cartoon of a dog on a taut leash, looking with great interest at a tree (upper trunk broken off); whilst in the heat of battle the soldier who is holding his hat on is bawling for the dog to move on”!

Presumably published for the, “what do I buy for so & so, who owns a dog?” market. Beautifully drawn though; The expression in Thelwell’s drawings is superb.
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Norman Thelwell was an English cartoonist well-known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses. A promising young student from Liverpool College of Art, he soon became a contributor to the satirical magazine Punch in the 1950s, and earned many lasting devotees by illustrating Chicko in the British boys' comic Eagle.

Known to many only as Thelwell, he found his true comic niche with Pony C
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