Flook (Jumbo L'Aventurier from Le Petit Journal, Quebec, 9/3/1952)
Jazz bandleader and clarinetist Wally Fawkes was the artist of the comic 'Flook', for which he used the pseudonym Trog. Born in Vancouver, Canada, Fawkes moved to England in 1931. He played with the Humphrey Lyttelton revivalist jazz band in the 1940s and 1950s. His comic strip 'Flook' first appeared in 1949 in The Daily Mail.
At first, under story-writers like Sir Compton Mackenzie and Humprey Lyttelton, the stories were aimed at children. Later, with scenarists like George Melly, Barry Norman and Barry Took, the stories became more satirical - 'Flook' became a commentary piece on the period. Failing eyesight forced Trog to retire from cartooning in 2005.