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Teddy Tail 1915 - 1974 (Charles Folkard & Arthur Potts 'Spot')

Teddy Tail was a cartoon mouse featured in the Daily Mail from 5 April 1915 and was the first daily cartoon strip in a British newspaper. The character survived until the 1960s with several artists drawing him for Newspaper strips and the varied Annuals. Such was his popularity that other Newspapers created their own cartoon characters, the Daily Express with Rupert Bear. The first variant of Teddy Tail was drawn by Charles Folkard (1878–1963) who wrote and illustrated Teddy Tail. In 1949, Teddy Tail was revived by Arthur Potts ‘Spot’ who had been during the war a political cartoonist for the Bristol Evening World.