Joseph Lee

JOSEPH LEE (1901-1975)

Last Minute Team Changes? Blimey! Looks more like as if they’d been reconstructing a cabinet  1947

ink, crayon, and wash


14¼ x 9¾ ins (35.9 x 25 cm)


Published in the Evening News, 11 October 1947


Studied at Leeds School of Art and became a freelance cartoonist. He joined the Pall Mall Gazette aged 19 as political writer and cartoonist. He also contributed to Bystander, Strand Magazine, Punch, Tatler and London Opinion. In 1934, Lee created London Laughs (retitled Smiling Through during the war) for the Evening News. The series made his name, lasted until 1966, and with nearly 9000 humourous captioned drawings became the longest running daily cartoon in history.