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Al
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I've received an Email from a Comics UK visitor who would like to know the artists name for Thorne Smith's Skin and Bones illustrated text story from issues of Top Spot #18 (21 February 1959) through Issue No. 29 (9 May 1959).

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[img:403:133]http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/images/Miscel ... t)%202.jpg[/img]

If you know, please put George out of his misery.

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Bugger! I know the artist and it is on the tip of my tongue!!! He is definitely a Brit artist and was better known for his satirical cartoons. Was a peer of Giles and Thelwell. Arrgghhh! I should be able to give the name but can't get it at the moment. Must be an indicator that I am having a senior moment... :lol:
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colcool - i was thinking the same thing... but later.

the signature led me to think "mac" but it isn't is it?
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Well it spells: PMICAR

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Comparing it with his signature on a number of other cartoons from the same period I'd guess that it says 'P. Millar'.

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Yeah, you're probably right actually.

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Looking good.

Philip Millar drew Sam's Snake, Willie Getaway and Herman's Horrorscopr in Sparky; Olly's Occy in Buzz; and Jest a Minute in Jet;

I've Emailed George (the originator of the question for this thread) to see what he thinks.

Thanks for all your help chaps!
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Al wrote:Looking good.

Philip Millar drew Sam's Snake, Willie Getaway and Herman's Horrorscopr in Sparky; Olly's Occy in Buzz; and Jest a Minute in Jet;

I always wondered who drew those strips! Thanks Al.

Now you mention it there is a distinct similarity in the inkline. The style is a bit different, but cartoonists often adapted their styles to suit whatever medium they worked for.

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Did the same chap draw particularly risque seaside postcards and sign them as Pedro? This would have been in the early seventies.

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Don't forget A. Trocious in Sparky as well...

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