The opening panel from John's strip for Enid Blyton Adventures Issue One

Give Me Five: John Ridgway recalls his time drawing Enid Blyton’s famous teen adventurers

Artist John Ridgway is an artist well know for his distinctive work on Doctor Who, Hellblazer and the recently-collected Summer Magic for 2000AD, but one of his earlier jobs in comics was an artist on Enid Blyton’s Adventure Magazine, which we featured here earlier this week, and he kindly dropped us a line about his time on the title and howContinue reading Give Me Five: John Ridgway recalls his time drawing Enid Blyton’s famous teen adventurers

Art from "Five on Kirrin Island" by Barrie Mitchell for the pilot issue of Enid Blyton Adventures Magazine

The Famous Five at 75: The Comic Strip Stories

As the author behind book series such as The Famous Five, The Faraway Tree and The Secret Seven, Enid Blyton’s books still sell in huge numbers and she regularly features in the top ten list of the best-selling authors in the UK. Many of her books have been adapted for comics, but The Famous Five – celebratingContinue reading The Famous Five at 75: The Comic Strip Stories

The first Famous Five strip in Look-In, drawn by Mike Noble.

The Famous Five At 75: New Merchandise in the Works

Bulldog Licensing, which represents the estate of children’s author Enid Blyton, has announced a range of nostalgia products will launch next year to celebrate 75 years of her much-loved The Famous Five. The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a TreasureContinue reading The Famous Five At 75: New Merchandise in the Works

Famous Five to ape Doctor Who (or is that Timeslip?)

The cast of The Famous Five1978 production, scripted byRichard Carpenter London-based Kindle Entertainment, makers of the critically acclaimed CBBC show Leonardo are to turn Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five into a time travel show. The company recently announced it has has entered into a co-production pact with Hachette UK, which recently acquired a majority ofContinue reading Famous Five to ape Doctor Who (or is that Timeslip?)