Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dusty Miller Cartoons Grace New Postage Stamps to be Issued in May

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of 6 stamps in honour of a former Liverpool telegram boy who became the Island’s most influential cartoonist.

Between 1933 and 1962 newspaper cartoons by Harold ‘Dusty’ Miller (1898-1964) captured political and social issues in a way that text alone could not. Some cartoons would remain topical for generations. Occasionally he bordered on morale-raising or conscience-pricking propaganda but mostly visualised public sentiment.

One WWII cartoon depicted a giant crowned imperial vulture about to take a Manx woman in its beak across the sea of . . .

Full story at: Isle of Man Post Office

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