PIP, SQUEAK AND WILFRED (1919 -1956)
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred were characters in a newspaper cartoon strip which first appeared in the Daily Mirror on 12 May 1919. It also appeared in the Sunday Pictorial. The author of the script was Bertram J. Lamb and the artist was Austin Bowen Payne until 1939. The naming of the characters in the strip is due to Payne's wartime batman who for unknown reasons was known as ‘Pip-Squeak’. Pip was a dog, Squeak a penguin and Wilfred who did not appear until later in the series was a rabbit. Pip and Squeak were portrayed as being Wilfred's parents and there was a supporting cast of and Russian bomb maker and his dog "Popski". Another jaded and elderly penguin known as "AUNTIE" made an appearance.