Reg Smythe

British cartoonist

Reginald Smyth (10 July 1917 – 13 June 1998), known by his professional name Reg Smythe, was a British cartoonist. He created the popular, long-running Andy Capp comic strip.[1][2]

Reg Smythe
Reg Smyth from a family photograph owned by the Smyth family 2007..jpg
Reginald Smyth
BornReginald Smyth
(1917-07-10)10 July 1917
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Died13 June 1998(1998-06-13) (aged 80)
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Area(s)Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
Andy Capp (1957–98)


  1. Gregson, Keith (2004). Smyth, Reginald (Reg Smythe) (1917–1998). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
  2. Blystone, Richard (3 April 1977). "Cartoon Famous, Creator Isn't". The Evening News. Newburgh, NY. Associated Press. p. B1. Retrieved 24 March 2012.