BIRTH OF BILL TIDY
85 years ago
One of the most readilyrecognisable cartoonists of his age, Bill Tidy evoked parodies of the north in cartoon strips such as The Cloggies and The Fosdyke Saga - tales of, respectively, clog-dancing folk and tripe magnates. His work appeared in the Daily Sketch, Daily Mirror, Private Eye and Punch, to name but a few, and he was a good raconteur on TV. Born in Birkenhead on October 9 1933, Bill was a self-taught artist who worked in a Liverpool advertising agency before finding that his cartoons were in such demand that he could make them his full-time profession. Bill lives in Derbyshire.