STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood”, 10 x 12.5, NOV 1936, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows a two elderly gentlemen and a military toy challenge. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Care about a game, Colonel?” Wood's has edited his original drawing by scratching out two background characters before publication. There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, general age toning, a few minor stains, marginal pin holes, otherwise in fine condition.
STARR WOOD turned freelance cartoonist after his first drawing was published in 1892. In addition to his Punch cartoons he contributed to several other British publications, including: Chums, Fun, Judy, Chips, Parade, John Bull, Bystander, Humorist, Passing Show, Tatler and Strand from 1898-1938.
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