The Cartoon Museum is pleased to present a celebration of the 65th anniversary of Reg Smythe’s Andy Capp. A comic strip classic published in the Daily Mirror.

We will look at the history of the cartoon, the story of Reg’s life and his huge success. Join us for a panel discussion looking at how the comic has remained so popular to this day and a viewing of original artworks.

On the panel will be:

Helene Elysee - As Reg Smythe’s niece, Helene was very close to Reg thoughout his life and has a wealth of fascinating stories about the man behind the cartoon. Helene is the author of the wonderful biography of Reg called My Dancing Bear.

Lawrence Goldsmith - Current artist and co-writer of Andy Capp. Lawrence will talk about his long career as a newspaper artist and how he came to work on the strip.

Sean Garnett - Sean co-writes Andy Capp and is hugely respected journalist and writer in his own right too.

Fergus McKenna - Fergus is the Content Sales Director of Reach PLC. He is in charge of the worldwide syndication and licensing of the Andy Capp brand.

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Cartoon Museum

63 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE

020 7580 8155


Opening times

Tues – Sun, 10.30am – 5.30pm. Thursday late opening until 8pm

Closed Mondays

Closed 25 Dec – 2 Jan

Closed during the Christmas period – please check website for details

The Cartoon Museum is following government recommendations on all COVID related safety measures.

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