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In His Own Words: The Comics Career of Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

Comics artist John Armstrong died this week, He’s  best known for his work on the girls comics titles Bunty, Misty and Tammy, and for co-creating the long-running “Bella at the Bar” strip for the latter – but made very few appearances at comics events, but in 2003 I persuaded him to be part of theContinue reading In His Own Words: The Comics Career of Misty and Tammy artist John Armstrong

Bunty Library Issue 353

British Comics Mystery Artists – can you help identify them?

Across decades of British comics creation by major publishers, the names of many creators – both writers and artists – were never revealed to readers of titles that once sold in their millions. Artist and writer David Roach, author of titles such as Masters of of Spanish Comic Book Art and The Art of War,Continue reading British Comics Mystery Artists – can you help identify them?

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics Opens In Dundee

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics is a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, running until October 2017. The way that female characters have been portrayed in comics has changed considerably over the years. In Britain, comics aimed specifically at girls were hugely popular from the 1950s to the 1980s, but haveContinue reading Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics Opens In Dundee

Classic Comics Giveaway from the Irish Independent 

From today, Saturday 1st July until Saturday 5th August, The Irish Independent are re-printing some classic DC Thomson comics each Saturday, including The Beano, today, and an edition of girls comic Bunty later this month. After 40 years they haven’t grown up, so if you haven’t either, relive the fun of another era and collectContinue reading Classic Comics Giveaway from the Irish Independent 

"The Sad Spells of Fay Martin", a fantasy story by Maureen Hartley for Mandy published in 1973

Writer Maureen Hartley reveals the Inside Story on Writing for DC Thomson’s Girls’ Comics

Over on the brilliant Girls Comics of Yesterday site, dedicated to girls comics published by DC Thomson, Maureen Hartley has written a fascinating piece about her experiences writing picture stories and working for the company. She first started writing picture script stories in 1968, following the publication of several short stories in women’s magazines  and revealsContinue reading Writer Maureen Hartley reveals the Inside Story on Writing for DC Thomson’s Girls’ Comics