A series of six Autograph Letters Signed, to J.Grant Reid, one being autobiographical and mentioning Bryan and the Zig-zag sketches, the others sending drawings and notes of use to Reid in his book (At The Sign Of The Brush And Pen, 1898). 6 letters, 17 pp., in good condition. Bromley, Kent, 1898 and undated. J.A.Shepherd (b.1866), Strand illustrator, One of his teachers was Alfred Bryan, the Judy caricaturist. He was introduced to the Punch audience in the 1894 “Punch Almanac.” J. A. Shepherd was a regular contributor of illustrations to the Strand Magazine. He illustrated “Zig Zags at the Zoo” in 1894, “Zig Zag Fables” in 1897, “The Story of Chanticleer” in 1913, “Uncle Remus” in 1921, and “Songs of the Birds” in 1922.