W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour.
A collection of full-page cartoons on the hapless antics of the portly golfer and his long-suffering caddie, including 'How Noah Managed to Keep his Hand in during the Flood', the 'Origin of Plus Fours', the multiple meanings of 'an Awkward Lie' and the highly amusing invention of 'Pogo Golf': a gem for the golf enthusiast.
William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines for achieving simple objectives.
- 64 pages, 253 x 194 mm
- 56 duotone illustrations
- ISBN: 9781851244331
- Publication June 2015