Austin Bowen Payne was the artist of the 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred' daily comic strip. This funny animal comic first appeared in the Daily Mirror in 1919. The scripts were written by Bertram J. Lamb and the naming of the characters in the strip is due to Austin Payne's wartime batman who for unknown reasons was known as "Pip-Squeak". Pip and Squeak first appeared in illustrations for Lamb's articles in the Children's Mirror. The strip was a big success during the 1920s. Payne illustrated the comic until his retirement in 1953.