Little Tich, by Alex Akerbladh 1916

Alexander Akerbladh was born in Sundsvall, Sweden. He moved to Scotland at the beginning of the twentieth century and studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. He was an apprentice to to Sir J. J. Burnet for seven years and studied art at the St. John's Wood School of Art under Leonard Walker, and under the Munich painter Anton Binder in 1916. He became a painter in oil and watercolors of interiors and figure subjects, and also created comics for magazines Comic Cuts, Kinema Comic, Firefly, Larks, Butterfly, Crackers Annuals and Radio Fun. For the latter, he produced comics like 'Flanagan and Allen', 'Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna' and 'Arthur Askey and Anthea' from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He also drew the comic adaptation of vaudeville star Little Tich, played by Harry Relph. This comic appeared in magazine Merry and Bright in 1916.

Little Tich, by Alex Akerbladh 1916

Little Tich, by Alex Akerbladh 1916

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