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Fizz is a political cartoonist for the Ankh-Morpork Times. His depictions of Morporkia raise a manly sigh in many a patriotic breast. His depiction of Polly Perks raised an embarrassed red flush in hers. Which, being male, he doesn't have; honestly, it's just a figure of speech...


Fizz never appears in person, but his cartoons notably feature in:

  • Thud! - Vimes mentions that Sybil buys the original whenever Sam features in one of Fizz's cartoons
  • Monstrous Regiment - mentions several patriotic cartoons about the war in Borogravia, including one in the frontispiece illustrated by Paul Kidby


  • The long-lived satirical magazine Punch, in its nineteenth century heyday, employed a house cartoonist called "Phiz" (short for "Phizzog", a slang term for "face" derived from "physiognomy"). This was Hablot Knight Browne, a Huguenot illustrator whose other work most famously includes Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers. Both the cartoon in the frontispiece of Monstrous Regiment and the general tone of the Ankh-Morpork Times are strongly reminiscent of the cartoon and written style of Punch in its Victorian heyday.