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The peerless social satire of Pont of Punch

The timeless brilliance of Pont of Punch

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

Eighty years ago this month, the cartoonist Graham Laidler — better known as Pont — died of polio. He contracted the disease while evacuating refugees from London in his car. He was only 32. In 1940, thousands of people were dying in the war, but Pont’s death was marked by an appreciation from J.B.

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