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by standby4action
14 Mar 2018, 19:26
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

That's great Steve! Here's the splash page to 'Gwen and the Gay Highwayman' - one of Leslie's stories from Schoolgirls' Picture Library. (Strange how the meaning of 'Gay' has changed since the 1960s). Brilliant to see Otway's work still appreciated! I see UK ComicsWiki references us! Well done whoe...
by standby4action
13 Mar 2018, 17:15
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

The Woman's World magazine I got yesterday has an Otway illustration. Magazine is dated 16/1/54.
Lovely, thanks for sharing
by standby4action
12 Mar 2018, 15:22
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

For such an excellent artist Otway really deserves to be better known. I'm also finding a surprising number of stories he drew for Fleetway's Picture Libraries aimed at girls and women. I remember how much I loved reading sister's Princess Tina for Otway's lovely artwork. If you're able Phil, we'd ...
by standby4action
12 Mar 2018, 10:50
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

In June, Leslie Otway drew the last few episodes of a story started by Geoff Campion in #1, "Against All Odds". These panels are from the final episode in June #13 (June 10, 1961). I tracked down a scan online and thought I'd share the whole episode Tristan.Well spotted! http://i67.tinypic.com/64fc...
by standby4action
04 Sep 2017, 16:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Silent Majority/Minority?
Replies: 23
Views: 12443

Re: The Silent Majority/Minority?

Well Norman, there's a coincidence. A couple of the Americans on CB+ expressed interest in Mr Bellamy's work. They had some examples and wanted more info. I searched the internet and found your excellent site and I'm just on the point of posting the link in case they want a shufty. Thanks for doing...
by standby4action
04 Sep 2017, 14:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Silent Majority/Minority?
Replies: 23
Views: 12443

Re: The Silent Majority/Minority?

I started reading comics illicitly as my eldest brother didn't want grubby little hands getting hold of his DC comics! But then I remember getting TV21 #1 in '2065' and how excited I was as it wasn't his, it was mine! My first interaction with fandom was via Doug Gifford's "Thing" fanzine where he a...
by standby4action
23 Aug 2017, 19:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Horror comics / horror stories in British weekly comics
Replies: 37
Views: 30803

Re: Horror comics / horror stories in British weekly comics

philcom55 wrote:I think a lot of boys' comics were influenced by classic 'monster' films. For example Valiant's long-running Mytek the Mighty strip was clearly based on King Kong.
Have you seen this extensive FRENCH review? Who knew Mytek was THAT popular???
by standby4action
05 Mar 2017, 15:27
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone
Replies: 31
Views: 22538

Re: Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone

philcom55 wrote:Actually I did Norman, but I don't think you ever read the PM I sent you! :)
And here's my public apology! You did indeed - I don't remember getting an email alert for this one. Many thanks Phil. I should have known better!
by standby4action
28 Feb 2017, 21:30
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone
Replies: 31
Views: 22538

Re: Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone

The cover of an early Watch With Mother book featuring Janet and Anne's own versions of Bill and Ben, Andy Pandy, Teddy, Looby Loo, and Rag, Tag and Bobtail. You should ashamed of yourself Phil for not mentioning (to me!) that Raymond Sheppard did some work in this book (which I've owned for quite ...
by standby4action
30 Aug 2016, 18:50
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Information on "They Call Me a Coward!"
Replies: 18
Views: 7129

Re: Information on "They Call Me a Coward!"

philcom55 wrote:The art looks as though it could be by Leslie Otway.
I wondered where Otway went after "Alona" in Princess Tina. Thanks for sharing
by standby4action
29 Jul 2016, 20:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What would be the ideal book on comics?
Replies: 14
Views: 5071

Re: What would be the ideal book on comics?

Standby, I didn't realise that was your blog! It's brilliant and certainly a credit to you. I certainly used it when I did my review of the Comics Unstripped exhibition. Thank you very much. I always wonder how Lew and Steve Holland and John Freeman and Kid Robson do so many! I do recommend you con...
by standby4action
29 Jul 2016, 19:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What would be the ideal book on comics?
Replies: 14
Views: 5071

Re: What would be the ideal book on comics?

Also finding a glorious Frank Bellamy Lawrence of Arabia picture just goes to show how much more needs to be catalogued. Hey Colcool007, I hope you're following my blog so you see new Bellamy artwork when it turns up, which it did recently and the website catalogues all his work I have seen...and I...
by standby4action
29 Apr 2016, 18:43
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

philcom55 wrote:Leslie was a regular contributor to boys' papers and annuals before the war, producing hundreds of illustrations like the one shown below.
That was well spotted Phil- if not for the signature on your colour plate, I'm not sure I would have seen that! Thanks for sharing
by standby4action
24 Apr 2016, 16:26
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 35422

Re: Leslie Otway.

I was clearing some old magazines out and came across Mr Otway using - what Phil describes as 'electric blue - great description Phil - in Boy's Own Paper September 1945
You'll just see his signature on the right hand page!

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by standby4action
19 Feb 2016, 09:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good No.1 Comic Covers
Replies: 29
Views: 8485

Re: Good No.1 Comic Covers

It has to be TV21 Number 1 published in 1965 (with that lovely device of one hundred years in the future!). Why you ask? 1) Well, it was my older brother's and contraband is always more exciting! 2) It didn't have cartoons on the front like most of that reading considered OK for little 7 year olds, ...