The Cat's Pyjamas

£7.99

Norman Thelwell

26/09/2013 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413777058


About The Cat's Pyjamas

 

An hilarious companion volume to Thelwell’s classic Magnificat

 

Over the centuries human beings have had such a passion for cats that not only have they invaded our homes – occupying the sunniest corners and sitting on the softest mats they can find – they have also invaded our language.

 

Norman Thelwell's collection of drawings is a celebration of this. From 'The cat's whiskers' and 'Scaredy cat' to 'Cat's paw' and 'Catnap', Thelwell's delicious and sleek drawings remind us of these phrases in hilarious and often unexpected ways. Moving beyond phrases to words, Thelwell's endearingly witty vignettes also offer punning feline interpretations of such words as 'Catarrh', 'Platypus' and 'Opus'.

 

For lovers of cats and pictures of cats – above all for fans of Thelwell – this latest collection is a must.

Author(s)
 

Norman Thelwell

Norman Thelwell (1923–2004) was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He was educated locally at Rock Ferry High School. During the Second World War, he served in India with the East Yorkshire Regiment, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1942–46). While art editor of an army publication, he had his first cartoons published in London Opinion. After the war, he studied at Liverpool School of Art (1947–50) and lectured on illustration at Wolverhampton College of Art (1950–57). He sold his first drawing to Punch in 1950, and two years later became an important regular contributor. He also worked as a cartoonist for several newspapers and began to produce his own comic books, beginning in 1957 with Angels on Horseback. Since their debut appearance in Punch over forty years ago, Norman Thelwell’s cartoons and drawings have delighted millions of people all over the world. His portrayals of sporting pursuits, human beings at play, the life of the countryside and, of course, ponies, are the products of a unique comic genius.


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