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Jon, John Jones (1913 - 1992)

Jon's Two Types and original pocket cartoon artwork.

In 1938, John Jones began working as political cartoonist for the Cardiff Western Mail. During the war, he served in the Welsh Regiment in North Africa. In September 1943 he was Assistant Military Landing Officer at Salerno in Italy, and in January 1944 had the same job at Anzio. Evacuated to North Africa with shell-shock, Jones started drawing cartoons of a pair of British officers who had 'civilianised' their army uniforms. Jones recalled that "a lot of 8th Army officers dressed like that." Under the signature ‘JON’, the officers made their first appearance as ‘The Two Types’ in the Eighth Army News in July 1944. In October 1960, Jones joined the Daily Mail as their pocket cartoonist. In 1982 Jones joined the Mail on Sunday, for which he worked until 1988.