Colonel Pewter

Colonel Pewter
News Chronicle
Daily Mail
The Guardian
1952 - 1970


Arthur Horner
Arthur Horner

Arthur Horner was born in Melbourne, Australia where he trained at the National Art School in Sydney and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. He was a cartoonist for the Bulletin and Smith's Weekly before the Second World War but moved to London in 1946 where he worked for the Tribune, the News Chronicle, New Stateman and Punch.

His first Colonel Pewter story was published in the News Chronicle in 1952, and the stories ran for 18 years in England (in the Chronicle, the Daily Mail and the Guardian) and continued to be published in Australia in Age. Horner returned to Australia in 1976 where he drew a new strip, The Uriel Report, for Age.

Colonel Hugo Pewter (retired) of the late 5th Foot, is an ecentric country gentleman who lives in an Edwardian house in Much Overdun, Whimshire with his household which consists of his man, Glub (who was dug up deep-frozen from a pothole in the grounds and is the only Upper Paleolithic butler in Whimshire), his great-nephew, Martin, his long suffering housekeeper, Mrs Aspic, and pets Chloe the cat and Sirius, a space dog cross.

The 1957 compilation features stories first published in News Chronicle. The 1972 compilation features stories from The Guardian and the Daily Mail
The 1978 compilation features stories first published in The Guardian.

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