BIRTH OF BILL TIDY

85 years ago

Cheshire Life - - Nostalgia -

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.

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