Teddie Tails, by Herbert Foxwell
Teddie Tails Annual (1936)

Herbert Sydney Foxwell began working on children's comics in 1912, at age 22. His first known strip was 'Jumbo and Jim', which appeared in The Penny Wonder. In 1914, Foxwell started working for The Rainbow, which was the first colored comic magazine deliberately created for children in 1914, and was the first comic to be read by the Royal children.

Tiger Tim's Weekly, 1930

For The Rainbow, Foxwell drew 'Sam the Skipper', and 'The Dolliwogs' Dolls' House'. Soon after that, Foxwell took over 'Tiger Tim and the Bruin Boys'. 'Tiger Tim' became very popular with both children and their parents and even got his own magazine, Tiger Tim's Weekly, in 1920. 'The Bruin Boys' were humanized into 'The Bunty Boys', a comic which was also drawn by Foxwell and appeared in magazine Bubbles in 1923. Foxwell also drew 'Chummy Boys', which appeared in magazine Playbox in 1930.

The Bunty Boys, by Herbert Foxwell 1923

In 1933, Foxwell was lured away from Amalgamated Press to Associated Newspapers to illustrate their 'Teddy Tail' comic in The Daily Mail, succeeding Harry Folkard. Foxwell also drew 'Rollicking Rollo', 'The Happy Family' and 'Professor Simple', among others. Herbert Sydney Foxwell was a captain in the Royal Army Service Corps, and was killed in action in 1943.

Tiger Tim and the Bruin Boys, by Herbert Foxwell 1922

Tiger Tim and the Bruin Boys, by Herbert Foxwell 1922

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