Art: Emett of Punch

Americans often wonder what the British see in Punch. But one steady Punch contributor who easily hurdles all transatlantic barriers of humor is shy, blond, 35-year-old Rowland Emett. Emett is a daft satiric cartoonist in the English tradition of Max Beerbohm and Edward Lear. He is the producer of a fine series of affectionate burlesques of the British wartime scene. He is also, first & foremost, a comic master of an internationally favorite themeĀ—the railway.

Rowland Emett's subtle railway fantasias are to Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Trolley as the music of Mozart is to that...

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