comic art by Tom Webster

Tom Gilbert Webster was already working for the Evening News when he was noticed by Daily Mail owner Lord Northcliffe in 1919 for his sport cartoons and caricatures. A dedicated golfer, Tom Webster also wrote several articles on golfing, and he was the first artist to produce a running commentary on a fight between Tommy Noble and Joe Simmons. In 1929, on the night of the general election, the popularity of Webster's cartoons was quite evident when a selection of his work was projected on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square. He kept working for the Daily Mail until 1940.

comic art by Tom Webster

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