The Press: Wasting No Words

Among Britain's topflight political cartoonists, L. G. (for Leslie Gilbert) Illingworth, 53, of Punch and London's Daily Mail, was long regarded as one of the best draftsmen, but weak on ideas. In recent months he has gained new attention by his work for Punch, where the satiric ideas of Editor Malcolm Muggeridge often guide the Illingworth hand. A recent Illingworth-Muggeridge view of British politics showed Prime Minister Eden and Opposition Leader Hugh Gaitskell, both dressed as Nero, saying to each other: "I can fiddle a damned sight better than you."...