“Specially drawn and written for you”.
I wonder how many people will recognise the author/artist of this book? Perhaps you are a fan of Bonzo the dog, very popular in the 1920s?
This book was written and illustrated by the author/artist of the Bonzo books, George Studdy. Studdy was born in 1878 at the family home in Devonport, Devon, UK. In his boyhood George would join his father in outdoor activities such as hunting and shooting. He later attended Heatherley’s Art School in London and was soon sharing a studio with friends from art school, working hard to acquire sufficient material to fill a portfolio. Eventually “The Studdy Dog” was discovered and appeared for the first time in November 1921. A year later the little dog (which by then had become the Nation’s pet) was named Bonzo.