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September 13, 2013 9:44 AM   Subscribe

Fawkes always noted that “the cartoonists know me as the one who plays the clarinet. The jazz people say I’m the one who does the cartoons.” -- TCJ's Adam Smith interviews British cartoonist & jazz musician Wally Fawkes, who played with the likes of Sidney Bechet and Humphrey "ISIHAC" Lyttelton. He gave up jazz for cartoons and for forty years was the artist on the classic UK newspaper comic Flook, which featured writing by a host of well known names like George Melly, Barry Took, Compton Mackenzie, Barry Norman and Humphrey Lyttelton again.
posted by MartinWisse (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Good post.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:54 AM on September 13, 2013

Absolutely brilliant. More of this please. In the world, I mean.
posted by ariel_caliban at 10:15 AM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh dear, I thought he was dead...
posted by Segundus at 10:21 AM on September 13, 2013

Only three responses? That makes me sad. So few people remember "Flook by Trog"?
posted by EnterTheStory at 11:50 PM on September 13, 2013

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