Here's another post on the great political cartoonists from across the pond.
This time it's Victor Weisz, aka "Vicky". He was born in Berlin, Germany on April 25, 1913 to Hungarian -Jewish parents. When the Nazis took over the magazine he was working for in 1935, he fled to England. He then worked as a freelancer for various newspapers, including The Daily Mirror and The Evening Standard until he inherited Philip Zec's job as political cartoonist for That Daily Mirror in 1954.
Here are samples of his work:
In the 1950s, Vicky satirized Prime Minister Harold McMillan as "Supermac" (see below)
Unfortunately, Victor Weisz suffered from depression and insomnia. He committed suicide on February 22, 1966
For more on the work of the great British political cartoonists, go to The British Cartoon Archive
Until next time