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by paddybrown
02 Sep 2013, 20:42
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Various picture libraries - identify the cover artists
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Re: Various picture libraries - identify the cover artists

Okay, now the romance ones. They're all issues of DC Thomson's Star: Love Stories in Pictures from 1987 and 1988. They're much tighter than the war covers - perhaps they were painted at a larger size. http://paddybrown.co.uk/SLS1148.jpg http://paddybrown.co.uk/SLS1149.jpg http://paddybrown.co.uk/SLS...
by paddybrown
02 Sep 2013, 20:37
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Various picture libraries - identify the cover artists
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Various picture libraries - identify the cover artists

Picked up a few picture library titles last week, and I'm trying to identify the cover artists. First, the war titles. The first is this rather striking two-colour image from Battle Picture Library no 912 (1975, reprinting an issue from 1963). http://paddybrown.co.uk/BPL912.jpg Next, an issue of Mic...
by paddybrown
25 Aug 2013, 10:08
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Jack Pamby biographical details
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Re: Jack Pamby biographical details

Update: the Buster Comic site says Pamby's last "Charlie Pease" strip was in June 1974, so while he may have retired from his staff position in the 60s, he kept working, presumably freelance, into the 70s. So the two Pambys in my previous post can't be him. Instead, the best bet seems to be John Alb...
by paddybrown
24 Aug 2013, 20:29
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Jack Pamby biographical details
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

Jack Pamby biographical details

Latest subject for my Biographical Dictionary project at the UK Comics Wiki: Jack Pamby. Clark's dictionary gives "1902?-1966?" as his dates, but the BMDs don't match that. He says Jack retired early some time in the 1960s and died of cancer shortly after, before he was 65. There are only two Pambys...
by paddybrown
21 Aug 2013, 22:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: WHO WHERE THE ARTISTS (NANO ET NANETTE) ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3619

Re: WHO WHERE THE ARTISTS (NANO ET NANETTE) ?

-Who were the artists of "Bessie Bunter" in SCHOOL FRIEND before Cecil Orr and Arthur Martin ? -Has someone some information about "Flipper the Skipper"'s artists Fred Robinson / Walter Bell / Walter Booth and "Peter Puppet"'s Marion Main / Ron Nielsen / Walter Bell / R. Jordan ? One artist I know ...
by paddybrown
21 Aug 2013, 08:00
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Identify the artist?
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Identify the artist?

Steve Holland's looking for someone who can identify the artist of "N. E. Spooks" from the Boys' World annuals for 1968 and 69. Three examples at the link. Anybody recognise them?
by paddybrown
10 Aug 2013, 23:05
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Jack Monk
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Re: Jack Monk

If anybody's interested, this is what I've managed to put together on Jack Monk. Any corrections or additions appreciated.
by paddybrown
04 Aug 2013, 21:50
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Jack Monk
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Jack Monk

My efforts to create a Biographical Dictionary of British Comics at the UK Comics Wiki continue. I'm including only those who are known to have died, who were born before 1913 or who were active before 1930, and I'm working my way through the names I've gathered and writing articles on them, using t...
by paddybrown
27 Jun 2013, 19:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics and Empire
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Comics and Empire

They're not my dates, they're the dates on Wikipedia's page on the Wolf of Kabul. You know what they're like about cites.
by paddybrown
26 Jun 2013, 14:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics and Empire
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Comics and Empire

The most obviously colonialist strip I can think of is George Beardmore and Frank Bellamy's "Fraser of Africa" from the Eagle, with its white hero bringing law to the natives and defending them against other, bad Europeans - and Dan Dare was metaphorically pretty colonialist, an English hero explori...
by paddybrown
16 Jun 2013, 23:01
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: Zenith collected
Replies: 6
Views: 11956

Re: Zenith collected

This whole business, along with the ongoing wrangling over Marvelman, has brought a few things to the fore. The British comics industry seems to have operated for years on the assumption that a page rate buys all rights, but that's custom and practice, and the law says different. Under UK copyright ...
by paddybrown
21 May 2013, 19:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cheap and Cheerful
Replies: 52
Views: 4688

Re: Cheap and Cheerful

An anecdote that may be relevant here. When I was at art college about 20 years ago, because I was interested in comics I was introduced to Will Simpson, who was then drawing Judge Dredd for 2000AD. He told me how much 2000AD artists got paid - if I remember rightly, it was something like £120 a pag...
by paddybrown
03 May 2013, 09:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: H. O. Batho, "Bunty and the Car"
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: H. O. Batho, "Bunty and the Car"

Phil - I asked at the Newspaper Library, but they only hold papers published in Belfast, so I'm afraid we're out of luck on those Ken Reid competitions.
by paddybrown
12 Apr 2013, 23:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: H. O. Batho, "Bunty and the Car"
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: H. O. Batho, "Bunty and the Car"

I have no idea. I'll ask next time I'm in the newspaper library, but I'm in the north, so we might have got the UK edition.
by paddybrown
12 Apr 2013, 21:11
Forum: Commando
Topic: Charles Checkley
Replies: 1
Views: 6483

Re: Charles Checkley

You should be able to order his death certificate from Scotland's People, the Scottish genealogy site.