|Our Young Folks’ Weekly Budget|
James Henderson began his career as a publisher in Manchester in 1861 with The Weekly Budget. He set up publishing offices in London at Red Lion House, Red Lion Court and began a penny children’s story paper called Our Young Folks’ Weekly Budget which ran under various titles from 2 January 1871 to 31 October 1896. On 12 December 1874 he published a penny tabloid comic called Funny Folks with a cover by John Proctor, who signed his work “Puck.” Proctor worked regularly on Young Folks and Funny Folks from their beginnings. The letters following, courtesy of Don Kurtz, are from John Proctor to William Sawyer, the editor of Funny Folks. A Chat with John Proctor HERE.
*Funny-Land illustration from Young Folks 8 Nov 1873
*King Pippin illustration from Young Folks 7 Feb 1874