The undoubted star was Old Bill
, whom Bairnsfather described in the latter publication as "Discovered in the Alluvial Deposits of Southern Flanders.
The Old Bill
- once again, it's an arresting sight!
He created Old Bill
, a loveable if grumpy soldier, and the character became an instant hit with readers of The Bystander magazine.
removed the pipe from his mouth, looked critically at the bowl, and blew a smoke screen in my direction.
There had been military cartoon characters long before Old Bill
, of course--perhaps the earliest being Thomas Rowlandson's young army officer Johnny Newcome from the Peninsular War and Captain Atkinson's 'Our Griff' from the Indian Mutiny.
The "simple gift" is a generous one, from Old Bill
to Billy, but it also represents a metaphor for life in this poignant examination of family, social structure and the invisible face of homelessness.
Hold On, We're Strummin' boasts thirteen new Grisman/Bush compositions in addition to Ralph Stanley's "Banjo Special" and Jethro Burns's Monroe tribute "'Cept Old Bill
So my message to the Old Bill
is simple: stay out of our beautiful game and stick to directing traffic and putting up speed cameras.
Santorum said the new bill could face a vote in the full Senate as soon as next week; he said he has assurances from House Republicans that they will not try to revive the old bill
"This is the Chubb/Hartford relief bill...it's an old bill
, but whether it will go through or not, I can't say.
"Have you lost all your marbles?" they yelled at old Bill
. "You gave folks in this village a terrible scare, and you almost wiped out that old lady back there!
Rosenberg said he has received threatening letters from DEP, but would rather get socked with a 50 percent penalty on the old bill
than to pay a new metered amount, something the legislators, nodded in understanding.
The listed Old Bill
building, in Kirkdale, was built in 1885 and used as a police station for the next century until being converted into a pub in the 1980s.
His main character was Old Bill
, who appears in many works.
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, whose last cartoon was published in the Birmingham Weekly Post in January 1959, was best known for his character, Old Bill