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Ever Been Had

Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins Silent


Featuring a henpecked man on the moon, the last Englishman on Earth, and electric death rays, this remarkable cartoon skilfully treads a tightrope between sci-fi, comedy, and propaganda. In just two years, popular postcard artist Dudley Buxton moved from simple lightning sketching on camera to this animated mini-masterpiece. Make sure you stick around for the killer punchline…