Humorist of the Pencil: Phil May

Humorist of the Pencil: Phil May

Phil May


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Excerpt: "Lucullus Brown (on hospitable purpose intent). “Are you Dining anywhere to-morrow night?” Jones (not liking to absolutely “give himself away”). “Let me see”—(considers)—“No; I’m not Dining anywhere to-morrow.” Lucullus Brown (seeing through the artifice). “Um! Poor chap! How Hungry you will be!”"


Phil May:
Philip William May (22 April 1864 – 5 August 1903) was an English caricaturist who, with his vigorous economy of line, played an important role in moving away from Victorian styles of illustration towards the creation of the modern humorous cartoon.