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a short history of tom Castro the cartoonist’s cartoonist
I bet ’e’s a right little handful.
Queen Elizabeth congratulates midwife for bringing Castro into the world.
Castro’s mother: cold, distant, never a real mother. She hated children.
Castro signs up as a trainee with Punch magazine. They turned him down for being funny.
A rare photograph of Castro, just before he drew the distressing cartoon that brought the Attlee government down.
He was ostracised for this and finding work almost impossible to find, fell on hard times.
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However, he has now become an ‘artist’ and exhibits at Tate Modern and is vastly wealthy. Here he is showing his latest work ‘A sense of loss’.