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Fred Robinson (1912-1993) 
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Who can help me find information on the artist Fred Robinson (1912-1993)?
I know there is an obituary by Denis Gifford in The Independent, 30 May 1993 (
And there is an entry on the UK Comics Wiki (, which refers to the obituary by Gifford and to page 146 in Alan Clark's Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, 1998. I do not know what is in Denis Gifford's Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, 1987, p. 234

I wonder if Gifford ever published an appreciation or a proper biography in his Comic Cuts/ACE-Newsletter or in The Comic Journal. After all, he knew Robinson...
Information by other comics historians or collectors is welcome too.


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21 Mar 2017, 11:13

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According to the obituary Gifford wrote in 1993, Robinson received an award: "[...] in 1982 the Association of Comics Enthusiasts presented him with their Ally Sloper Award for a lifetime's achievement."
Now this makes me wonder if there is an article to celebrate this event in an issue of the old Comic Cuts/ACE-Newsletter from 1982/83.
Any suggestions?


Btw: did Basil Reynolds ever receive this award?

27 Mar 2017, 11:25

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have looked in the 1982+3 issue of ACE - no sign of an article (and only a fleeting mention of the award)

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