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Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 06:42
by Nick_the_Greek
As a keen collector of RotR info, can't find who these two artists are, though... :?
Team_Secret-Weapon_Tiger_RotR_Annual_1968.png
RotR (artist unknown).png
Any idea ???

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 13:46
by colcool007
The first one could be Joe Colquhoun. Please note that is a "could be" not a "definite".

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 13:50
by Nick_the_Greek
Yes thanks, it could be...

But I beleive it's not J. C.'s work. Similar to, but not...

Nice try, anyway, thanks again!

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 17:17
by Nick_the_Greek
After a lot of effort, I must say, that I've probably recognized the artist of "The Team with the Secret Weapon" RotR story. It's either John Joseph McNamara (1918 - 2001), well known for drawing Francis Durbridge's (1912 - 1998) "Paul Temple" comic series (1st sample), or Ronald Sydney 'Ron' Embleton (1930 - 1988) although I doubt this (second) one.
Paul-Temple-Captured.jpg
Wull Complete1-90.jpg

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 17:23
by Nick_the_Greek
Concerning the other RotR sample, I beleive it's a Patricia 'Pat' Tourret's (1929 - 2018) artwork, or maybe Neville Colvin's (1918 - 1991) one. Colvin is also very well known as the original artist for Peter O'Donell's "Modesty Blaise" comic series (2nd sample).
pat.jpg
Modesty-Blaise.jpg

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 20:10
by Goof
Sorry to be a pain, Nick, but I think your Modesty Blaise example is by Enrique Badia Romero. Here's an example of Neville Colvin from the same series.

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 20:50
by davidandrewsimpson
Nick, the original (and best) Modesty Blaise artist was Jim Holdaway. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/holdaway_jim.htm

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 21:01
by Nick_the_Greek
davidandrewsimpson wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 20:50
Nick, the original (and best) Modesty Blaise artist was Jim Holdaway. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/holdaway_jim.htm
Right, many thanks !!! :D

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 21:03
by Nick_the_Greek
Goof wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 20:10
Sorry to be a pain, Nick, but I think your Modesty Blaise example is by Enrique Badia Romero. Here's an example of Neville Colvin from the same series.
Thanks a lot !!! Still I beleive Romero is closer to the RotR sample. :)

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 00:36
by Nick_the_Greek
Meanwhile, having found this completed 2-paged sample of Tiger Annual 1968 RotR story artwork, it could be a Nicola Del Principe's (1927 - 2002) or Eugenio Antonio Benni's (1939 - 2009) drawing. Still, no data found about a possible co-operation between that Italian comic art studio and British AP/Fleetway editions. :?
Nicola Del Principe or Eugenio Benni art (Team_Secret_Weapon).jpg

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 00:41
by Nick_the_Greek
Another one of this same era, similar to 'Pat' Tourret style... :roll:
RotR unknown artwork.jpg

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 08 Aug 2020, 15:32
by Nick_the_Greek
Could be an Angelo Todaro piece of artwork, though.

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 08 Aug 2020, 18:14
by colcool007
Keep posting Nick. None of us may be replying, but I am enjoying the results of your detective work.

Re: Unknown Roy of the Rovers artists

Posted: 09 Aug 2020, 12:11
by Nick_the_Greek
colcool007 wrote:
08 Aug 2020, 18:14
Keep posting Nick. None of us may be replying, but I am enjoying the results of your detective work.
Thanks a lot! I'm trying to find out, though it's very difficult.

All the best,

Nikos