Henry was a cartoon character created by the American illustrator Carl Anderson (1865-1948) in 1932. First appearing in the Saturday Evening Post, he became an immediate success and a source of amusement at a time when America was going through a severe economic depression. Bald, mute and wearing shorts his lasting appeal lay in how, free from adult interference, he came up with novel and innovative ways of dealing with certain situations, particularly those involving making money; not surprisingly such activities where met with shock and exasperation from the adult world.
Henry found fame in the U.K. not least through a series of cigarette cards entitled “Henry’s adventures”. As always, Henry demonstrates his unique approach to life with hilarious consequences.