The Cartoon Museum opening on Wednesday in central London has more than 1,200 examples of British cartoons including wartime classic, All Behind You.
Dammit Edgar, why can't you just take an afternoon nap like everyone else?, asks ffolkes.
Cartoon Museum chairman Oliver Preston says the pieces reveal an edginess and a very British sense of humour.
Dandy's Desperate Dan appears alongside strips starring contemporaries Beryl the Peril and Dennis the Menace.
Matt is a modern day master of the pocket cartoon, a format which first appeared in the Daily Express in 1939.
Gillray, meanwhile, was one of Britain's first caricaturists, creating classics like John Bull - taking a luncheon and the Zenith of French Glory.
Cartooning workshops held at the museum give people the chance to emulate the likes of Chris Riddell 's Fat Uncle Sam.
HM Bateman was from the Punch stable, the magazine first published in 1841 which was credited as epitomising British wit and satire.
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