Monday, July 07, 2008

'Hop', one of Australia's greatest cartoonists

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1846 Livingston Hopkins ('Hop'; d. August 21, 1927), American-born (Bellefontaine, Ohio) Australian cartoonist and caricaturist of The Bulletin. 'Hop', the thirteenth of 14 children, did more than 19,000 drawings and was one of the best-known Australian magazine artists of his day.

After a successful career in the USA on such publications as Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine, and a number of books, he arrived in Australia in February, 1883 at the invitation of WH Traill of The Bulletin, intending to work for that magazine for a couple of years, and stayed 30, ending up a part-proprietor ...

Comix, comics and cartoons in the Book of Days

Lawson & Co: People, etc, with associations with Henry and Louisa Lawson

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