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Belsky [née Owen], Margaret Constance (1919–1989), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in Wareham, Dorset, on 20 June 1919. Her father, Albert Edward Owen (c.1880–c.1958), was an Australian engineer of Welsh/Irish ancestry who came to the UK about 1917 after being wounded at ...

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Calman, Melville [Mel] (1931–1994), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 19 May 1931 at 64 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, London, the youngest of the three children of Clement Calman, timber merchant, and his wife, Anna. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father from ...

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Melville Calman (1931–1994) by Stephen Hyde, 1986 © Stephen Hyde; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis, Brian [pseud. Michael ffolkes] (1925–1988), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 6 June 1925 at 36 St John's Park, London, the only child of Walter Lawrence Davis (1900–1973), typographer, and his wife, Elaine Rachel Bostock (1899–1987), theatre singer. His paternal grandfather was a master carpenter with strong socialist convictions....

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Brian Davis [Michael ffolkes] (1925–1988) by Howard Coster, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson (1834–1896), illustrator, cartoonist, and novelist, was born on 6 March 1834 at 80 Champs Elysées, Paris, and baptized in May 1835 at Rotherfield, Sussex, the eldest of the three children of Louis-Mathurin Busson Du Maurier (1797–1856) and his wife, ...

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George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (1834–1896) self-portrait, c. 1856 private collection

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Fish, (Harriet) Annie [Anne] (1890–1964), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in Brynland Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, on 27 March 1890, the daughter of Benjamin Fish, commercial clerk, later an accountant, and Annie Hitchcock. The family then moved to Ealing, west London, and she was educated at home before studying art under ...

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Godfrey, Roland Frederick [Bob] (1921–2013), animator, director, and film-maker, was born on 27 May 1921 in Horse Shoe Bend, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Roland Charles Godfrey, a Banbury operator employed in the making of chemical blends for motor vehicle tyres. Known throughout his life as ...

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Roland Frederick Godfrey (1921–2013) by Jack Lowe, c.2004 © Jack Lowe / The Bob Godfrey Collection

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Hargreaves, Harry (1922–2004), cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, was born at 28 Winsford Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, on 9 February 1922, the elder of two sons of Harry Hargreaves (c.1890–c.1968), a clerical officer in the Ministry of Labour, and his wife, ...

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Hewison, William Coltman (1925–2002), caricaturist, graphic designer, and illustrator, was born at 36 Dean Road, South Shields, Co. Durham, on 15 May 1925, the youngest of three children of Ralph Hewison (1890–1960), an amateur artist and former signwriter and decorator who was working as a market gardener at the time of his son’s birth, and his wife, ...

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Hill, Leonard Raven- (1867–1942), illustrator and cartoonist, was born at 18 New Bond Street, Bath, Somerset, on 10 March 1867, the son of William Hill, a master umbrella maker, and his wife, Anne Scott. He was educated as a day boy at the old ...

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Leonard Raven- Hill (1867–1942) self-portrait © Estate of Leonard Raven-Hill; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert (1902–1979), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in Harbour Road, Barry, Glamorgan, on 2 September 1902, the youngest son of Richard Frederick (Dick) Illingworth (1866–1956), who later became chief clerk in the engineers department of the Barry Railway and Docks Company...

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Jackson, Raymond Allen [pseud. Jak] (1927–1997), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in the Middlesex Hospital, London, on 11 March 1927, the only child of Maurice Jackson, formerly Jacobovitz (1894–1960), a journeyman tailor from Łódź, Poland, who had lived in France and then ...

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Kent, (Capel) John (1937–2003), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 21 June 1937 in Oamaru, 40 miles north of Dunedin, New Zealand, the elder child of Ronald Capel Hamilton Kent (1910/11–1979), a coroner and former registrar in the ...

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Langdon, (Israel) David (1914–2011), cartoonist and illustrator, was born at 86 Canrobert Street, Bethnal Green, London, on 24 February 1914, the second of four children of Barnet Langdon, an upholsterer, later an antiques dealer, and his wife, Bess, née Freedman (later Freeman). When he was seven the family moved to ...

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McConnell, William (1831–1867), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in Warwick Street, London, on 29 September 1831, the son of an Irish tailor, and had a sister, Annie (who survived him). After seeing some of his early sketches Mark Lemon, the first editor of ...

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Papas, William Elias [Bill] (1927–2000), cartoonist and illustrator, was born Elias Papas on 15 July 1927 in Ermelo, Transvaal, between Johannesburg and South Africa's border with Swaziland, the third son and the fourth of the six children of Constantine Nickolas (Kostas) Papas (1883–1943)...