W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of outlandish contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life. Collections of his drawings became so popular as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour.
Soldiers disguised as a herd of cows, cork bath mats for troops crossing streams and a tank with a piano attachment for camp concerts are just some of the absurd inventions to be found in this book of cartoons designed to keep spirits up during the Second World War. These intricate comic drawings poke gentle fun at both the instruments of war and the indignity of the air-raid shelter in Heath Robinson’s inimitable style.
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.
- 160 pages, 253 x 194 mm
- 46 line drawings and 104 duotone illustrations
- ISBN: 9781851244430
- Publication April 2016