"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

Jinty - Cover Date 24th November 1979

Meet the Cover Girls: Liverpool girls comics event this weekend

As part of the UK Being Human festival of the humanities, Liverpool John Moores University Library Services are hosting a fun event in Liverpool Central Library from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 21st November. LJMU students are running a number of different activities using the University’s Femorabilia collection of girls’ comics and magazines for inspirationContinue reading Meet the Cover Girls: Liverpool girls comics event this weekend

The British "Supergirl" in action, from a 1977 story drawn by Douglas Perry

WebFinds: Girls Comics of Yesterday and Bunty’s British “Supergirl”

Researching a question from a downthetubes reader about a fondly-remembered British ‘Supergirl‘, I came across Girls Comics of Yesterday, a relatively new fan site dedicated to British girl comics of the past, looking at three of the most long lasting publications of Bunty, Mandy and Judy. All three titles were published by DC Thomson, BuntyContinue reading WebFinds: Girls Comics of Yesterday and Bunty’s British “Supergirl”