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Punch and Judy


Winnie's big break

Winnie-the-Pooh creator AA MIlne was assistant editor of "Punch" magazine, (named after Mr Punch) and it is where the bear made his debut.

Fighting Styles!

In 'Through the Looking-Glass', the sequel to 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland', Lewis Carroll describes the White and Red Knights, as they fight their battle to see which should claim Alice as his prisoner, using their sticks in a peculiar fashion. "[T]hey hold their clubs with their arms," Alice notices, "as if they were Punch and Judy." Tenniel’s illustration confirms this.

John Tenniel

The original (and still best known) illustrations for 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' were done by John Tenniel, chief illustrator to 'Punch', a magazine that takes its name from Punch and Judy.