"In 1966 Mahood became the first-ever political cartoonist on The
From "Contemporary Authors":
"Among Mahood's zany storybook characters is Hojo in The Laughing
Dragon. A beloved pancake-making, chess-playing dragon who lives in
the Emperor of Japan's palace, Hojo is plagued with a mouth that
shoots flames when he laughs. After setting the palace afire, Hojo
faces eviction unless he can learn to control his flames.
"Another Mahood character, Sandy, asks silly questions in Why Are
There More Questions Than Answers, Grandad? A young, orphaned boy,
Sandy puzzles his grandfather with such questions as 'Does a young
prune have wrinkles?' and 'Does dirty water need a bath?' Frustrated
by his grandson's foolishness, Grandad sends Sandy to the attic,
telling him to clean it before dinner. With the help of a magic book
whose contents come to life, Sandy transforms the disheveled attic
into a beautiful drawing room. The result? A further baffled Grandad
with many questions of his own."