The Gambols by Roger Mahoney

Roger Mahoney is a British cartoonist, who has worked on a great many newspaper strips. Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, he studied at this town's Southern College of Art between 1947 and 1951. He initially worked as a professional musician, and started cartooning on the side for the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mirror. He made his first strip 'Mopsy' for the weekly Fleetway magazine Princess, and has since worked extensively for newspapers like the Scottish Daily Record ('Agony Is' and 'Sammy the Caterpillar'), Woman's Realm ('Mum'), Daily Mirror ('Millie', 'The Greens', and 'Mandy Capp'), Sunday Express ('L') and the Daily Star ('What's in a Name?' and 'Last of the Summer Wine').

In 1996, he succeeded his lifelong friend Barry Appleby on the 'Gambols' strip and moved it from the Daily Express to the Mail on Sunday in 1999. He cooperated on the relaunch of Norman Pett's 'Jane' strip in the Daily Mirror and worked with Jim Henson on a cartoons version of the 'Muppets'. After the death of Reg Smythe in 1998, Mahoney has been continuing the 'Andy Capp' strip in the Daily Mirror with writer Roger Kettle. The strip credited to the trio Mahoney-Goldsmith-Garnett since April 2012.

Andy Capp by Mahoney-Goldsmith-Garnett

Last updated: 2014-02-01

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