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Trog, Wally Fawkes b.1924

Trog, Wally Fawkes b.1924

Wally Fawkes 'Trog' once said he specialized in two “minority pursuits”, jazz and cartooning. A talented musician as well as artist he took the name Trog from one of his early jazz bands, The Troglodytes. Fawkes got his artistic break when he entered a competition and his work caught the eye of Leslie Ilingworth. Ilingworth helped him get a job at the Daily Mail in 1945, aged 21. For the next 60 years, until he gave up cartooning in 2005 because of failing eyesight, Fawkes’ produced cartoons and caricatures for a range of publications including Punch, Private Eye and The Observer. He drew the Flook cartoon strip for 35 years, initially at the Daily Mail and then for The Mirror and Sunday Mirror. Flook started out as a children’s cartoon but Fawkes, along with writers like Keith Waterhouse and Barry Norman, turned it into social and political satire aimed at adults. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher called Flook “quite the best commentary on the politics of the day”. At The Observer Fawkes became known not only for his big political cartoons but for the Mini-Trogs he drew for the front page. 

 

Cartoons for sale:

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    24th Sept. 1989
  • £395
  • 30cm x 21cm
  • Observer
  • Margaret Thatcher Japanese Buy British original cartoon artwork.

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  SOLD
  • SOLD
    25th April 1949
  • 40cm x 12cm
  • Daily Mail
  • Flook by Trog original cartoon artwork.

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    12th May 1974
  • £195
  • 10cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Edward Heath Harold Wilson poll lead original cartoon ...

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    7th July 1974
  • £195
  • 10cm x 15cm
  • The Observer
  • During a visit to Sydney in 1974, Frank ...

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    16th March 1975
  • £195
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Harold Wilson Giscard d'Estaing Helmut Schmid cartoon.

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    3rd Feb. 1974
  • £235
  • 10cm x 15cm
  • The Observer
  • James Callaghan Harold Wilson Red Flag cartoon.

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  SOLD "O.K. your Majesty, I was only trying to help, but if you don't pay taxes anyway..."
  • SOLD "O.K. your Majesty, I was only trying to help, but if you ...
    30th Dec. 1973
  • 11cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Richard Nixon Queen Elizabeth cartoon.

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  SOLD
  • SOLD
    15th July 1974
  • 9cm x 13cm
  • The Observer
  • Sam Ervin chaired the Watergate Committee Richard Nixon ...

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  • No Caption, 1975
  • £245
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Margaret Thatcher Harold Wilson Number Ten cartoon.

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    21st July 1974
  • £235
  • 10cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Royal Air Force President Richard Nixon Archbishop Makarios ...

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    4th Aug. 1976
  • £195
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Tony Benn pipe ship's figurehead cartoon.

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  So you're Howard Hughes..?
  • So you're Howard Hughes..?
    31st Dec. 1973
  • £185
  • 12cm x 15cm
  • The Observer
  • Howard Hughes Immigration cartoon.

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    17th Nov. 1974
  • £195
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Edward Heath Margaret Thatcher leadership election cartoon.

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    11th Nov. 1973
  • £185
  • 11cm x 18cm
  • The Observer
  • Harrods Bootique cartoon.

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    26th Jan. 1975
  • £225
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Harold Wilson James Callaghan EEC Referendum cartoon.

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  • No Caption, 1974
  • £185
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Catholic Church contraception pill cartoon.

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    11th Aug. 1974
  • £185
  • 10cm x 18cm
  • The Observer
  • Wealth Tax Green Paper cartoon.

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  Mini-Trog
  • Mini-Trog, 1983
  • £185
  • 9cm x 16cm
  • The Observer
  • Cecil Parkinson Sara Keays affair cartoon.

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  I sure hope they find people up there - or how the heck do we liberate it?
  • I sure hope they find people up there - or how the heck do we ...
    6th Feb. 1966
  • £365
  • 26cm x 18cm
  • The Observer
  • American military space Moon cartoon.

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  SOLD
  • SOLD
    18th Dec. 1978
  • 37cm x 19cm
  • The Observer
  • Formerly the property of Liberal MP Sir Cyril ...

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  "I hope there isn't an African crisis this week. I'd be hard put to look suitably grave."
  • "I hope there isn't an African crisis this week. I'd be hard ..., 1965
  • £325
  • 26cm x 16cm
  • Spectator
  "I think he's come to see the new member for Smethwick"
  • "I think he's come to see the new member for Smethwick", 1964
  • £345
  • 32cm x 18cm
  • Spectator
  • In the 1964 Election Shadow Foreign Secretary, Gordon ...

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  • No Caption, 1984
  • £275
  • 18cm x 25cm
  • The Observer
  • Football hooliganism cartoon.

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  "WELL, AT LEAST, SALISBURY HASN'T TORN HIS UP."
  • "WELL, AT LEAST, SALISBURY HASN'T TORN HIS UP.", 1965
  • £345
  • 26cm x 17cm
  • Spectator
  • Powell, Heath and Lord Salisbury cartoon.

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  "NEXT TIME I'M VOTING TORY, DEFINITELY!"
  • "NEXT TIME I'M VOTING TORY, DEFINITELY!"
    1st May 1964
  • £345
  • 26cm x 16cm
  • Spectator
  • General Election cartoon.

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  • No Caption, 1999
  • £265
  • 14cm x 26cm
  • Daily Mail
  • Charles and Camilla cartoon.

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  "IF YOU ASK ME, IT'S THE CENTRAL OFFICE WHO SHOULD HAVE ORGANISED THE HECKLING."
  • "IF YOU ASK ME, IT'S THE CENTRAL OFFICE WHO SHOULD HAVE ORGANISED THE ...
    16th Oct. 1964
  • £285
  • 38cm x 20cm
  • Spectator
  • Alec Douglas-Home cartoon.

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    30th Jan. 2000
  • £325
  • 32cm x 22cm
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • Tony Blair Millenium Dome cartoon.

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  Shirley Williams
  • Shirley Williams, 1983
  • £215
  • 15cm x 15cm
  • Punch
  Norman Tebbit
  • Norman Tebbit, 1984
  • £215
  • 15cm x 15cm
  • Punch
  President Ronald Reagan
  • President Ronald Reagan, 1984
  • £235
  • 16cm x 16cm
  • Punch
  SOLD FALKLANDS VICTORY
  • SOLD FALKLANDS VICTORY, 1982
  • 25cm x 32cm
  • The Observer
  • Falklands War cartoon.

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  • No Caption, 1981
  • £325
  • 26cm x 21cm
  • The Observer
  • Mrs Thatcher, Giscard d'Estaing cartoon.

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    20th Feb. 1981
  • £345
  • 27cm x 20cm
  • The Observer
  • Ronald Reagan American taxpayer cartoon.

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The Price of our original cartoons include acid free mount and gilt frame.

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