Sunday, 5 August 2012
John Bull was a popular periodical that continued in production from 1824 originally as a newspaper until 1964. In 1920, the company was merged into Odhams Press. In 1923, the magazine was said to be 'ultra patriotic'. Around that time, the editor was Geoffrey Williamson.
Lowry refers to the magazine in a letter to Carol Brown dated April 29 to 2 May 1926; ".....John Bull .....only too glad to receive and print jokes illustrated artistically". (Collected Letters Vol 1 Pg. 17-20).