Remembering the Daily Mirror strip “Romeo Brown”, the work of Alfred Mazure, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway

Before Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway collaborated on Modesty Blaise, they worked together on a very different, humorous series, Romeo Brown, published in the Daily Mirror between 1954 and 1963 – a newspaper strip now little known in the UK, despite a following in Europe. Very much in the style of Norman Pett’s Jane stripContinue reading Remembering the Daily Mirror strip “Romeo Brown”, the work of Alfred Mazure, Peter O’Donnell and Jim Holdaway

In Memoriam: Dave Westaway – A Tribute by John Ridgway

  We’re saddened to report the passing of Eagle afficianado and comic collector and archivist Dave Westaway, a name that may only be familiar to a few reading this but whose contributions to the work of various groups, preserving and promoting British comics and characters, has been a vital part of UK fandom for many years.Continue reading In Memoriam: Dave Westaway – A Tribute by John Ridgway

Happy Birthday, Peter O’Donnell – 90 Today

(With thanks to David Westaway): Happy Birthday today to veteran British comics creator Peter O’Donnell on attaining his 90th birthday today (11th April). Born in 1920 in Lewisham, Peter, who began writing professionally at 16, is, of course, most famous for his wonderful Modesty Blaise strips and books, but he also wrote newspaper strips suchContinue reading Happy Birthday, Peter O’Donnell – 90 Today