George Worsley Adamson
Illustrator and humorist


Book Illustration

Young Elizabethan

Children’s Books

Copyright: the Battle



The George Adamson Archive


Illustration for Periodicals

Official War Artist

Publicity and Stationery

Reproduction Rights

Unpublished Work

Work in Public Collections


Special Area

How to Contact Us


George Adamson in New York City, c. 1920

‘The cartoon on this page has become an office favourite since it was first brought to us and at some time or other every member of the staff has said ‘‘ I wonder what ‘Mummy’ will look like when they find her.’’ ’
Young Elizabethan

 Cartoons by George Adamson published from 1955 to 1958 in the Young Elizabethan
Guard with fur helmet and bird taking strands from it to make nest Vol. 8, no. 11, p. 29 Nov. 1955 small line, signed
‘We asked our artist Adamson to illustrate his first thoughts on reading the index of first lines in Palgrave’s Golden Treasury---and this is what he did’ 1. ‘When in the chronicle of wasted time ...’ (starry-eyed family before TV); 2. ‘She is not fair to outward view ... ’ (girl fallen off horse, dirty riding breeches); 3. ‘Tell me where is fancy bred? ...’ (lady dogowner at dog show); 4. ‘O Captain, my captain, our fearful trip is done ...’ (passenger leaving plane); 5. ‘Earth hath not anything to show more fair ...’ (wasteland and pylons) Vol. 9, no. 1, p. 23 Jan. 1956 full page line, signed on ‘fancy bred’ drawing
One man band raising hat Vol. 9, no. 1, p. 47 Jan. 1956 small line, signed
Crocodile Tears! (school mistress with 14 crying schoolgirls all in Edwardian costume) Vol. 9, no. 4, p. 23 April 1956 1/4 page line, signed
Brutton with Mexican hat filled with water to provide shower Vol. 9, no. 5, p. 33 (repeat use in Puffin Annual, 1974, p. 58) May 1956 3 small drawings line, third drawing signed
Elephant bookends Vol. 9, no. 5, p. 36 (repeat use in Puffin Annual, 1974, p. 16) May 1956 small line & signed
Bound and gagged man trying to phone with nose Vol. 9, no. 6, p. 39 June 1956 small tone & signed
The conjuror who lost his ticket (all his tricks out) Vol. 9, no. 7, p. 36 July 1956 small line, signed
‘Now we just want to bombard your cavity with sonic interplanetary molar sensations...’ (Dentist to small boy in surgery chair) Vol. 9, no. 7, p. 38 July 1956 small line, signed
Man cleaning boots (tied together) Vol. 9, no. 9, p. 7 Sept. 1956 small line, signed
A Record Breaking Run Vol. 10, no. 1, p. 11 Jan. 1957 full page, 12 smalls line, signed on last drawing
Trapeze artist on tightrope hanging out clothes Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 24 Feb. 1957 1/6 page line & zipatone, signed
‘Mum-my MUM-MY ...’ (baby mermaid under pier) Vol. 10, no. 3, p. 9 Mar. 1957 1/3 page pen & wash
‘Dear Mother, please send me ...’ (man on moon) Vol. 10, no. 5, p. 26 May 1957 1/3 page line, signed
South Western EGG Producers Ltd Vol. 10, no 11, p. 35 Nov. 1957 small line, signed
Methinks (fop with rococo thought bubble) Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 15 Jan. 1958 small line, signed

Excel Catalogue of Cartoons

Back to Cartoons Index Page

This web site © 2003 John Adamson Publishing Consultants.
All rights reserved.
This site was produced by John Adamson Publishing Consultants.
Please e-mail your comments to the webmaster.