Cruikshank was more affectionate though, and his humour was rooted in common experiences, like toothaches and nightmares. Who can say they've never had this vicious fellow with the spiky fork and Turkish Teletubby hat riding a pig across their chest at night?
Cruikshank didn't care for inventions. He ridiculed rail and balloon travel. Richard Branson would have been his for breakfast. In the end,Victorian society rejected his grotesqueries but he continued to depict it mincing and affected in preposterous clothing - quite a cheek for someone with joke hair.