Willie Rushton (18 August 1937 – 11 December 1996) was an English cartoonist, comedian, and actor. Born in London, Rushton attended Shrewsbury school where although not academically successful, he did form ties with future collaborators for ‘Private-Eye’ magazine which was first published 25 October 1961 featuring illustrations put together by Rushton in his bedroom. Rushton produced and illustrated a vast quantity of books throughout his career along with staring in 14 feature films between 1964-1988. Rushton passed away in December 1996.
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