A Dave Clark Five jigsaw illusyrated by Walt Howarth. Instead of the more normal “340 Pieces” the box lid states the jigsaw features “340 Bits and Pieces”, the name of a big hit for Dave Clark in 1964.

Putting the Pieces Together: The Other Work of some great British comic creators

There are times in a comic artist’s life when work temporarily dries up, or they are offered a more financially rewarding project. Despite the theory that artists are doomed to starve in garrets for their art, the reality is “if the money is offered, take it”. More often than not the project offered is inContinue reading Putting the Pieces Together: The Other Work of some great British comic creators

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Space Kingley artist Ron Jobson’s Airfix art documented in latest Constant Scale magazine

The latest issue of Constant Scale, the journal of the Airfix Collectors’ Club, includes a feature by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs about artist Ron Jobson, who provided the art for the three “Space Kingley” books in the 1950s and who painted box covers as well as many instruction sheets for Airfix in the mid 1970s.Continue reading Space Kingley artist Ron Jobson’s Airfix art documented in latest Constant Scale magazine

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Ron Jobson Artwork Up For Auction

Ron Jobson is not that familiar a name to British comics collectors as he produced very few comic strips in his time, but mention the character of Captain “Space” Kingley to readers of a certain age or collectors of 1950s annuals and you tend to get a remarkable reaction. Between 1952 and 1954 Sampson LowContinue reading Ron Jobson Artwork Up For Auction

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Ron Jobson In Book And Magazine Collector

The latest issue of the A5 size monthly Book and Magazine Collector is now in the shops and it has reached Issue 320. This issue has an article by Norman Wright and David Ashford on the artist Ron Jobson. While Jobson was the artist on the three “annuals” based on the science fiction character SpaceContinue reading Ron Jobson In Book And Magazine Collector