The Lost World by Harry Rountree SNIP

In Praise of… the Dinosaur Magic of animal artist Harry Rountree

Harry Rountree (1878 – 26 September 1950) was a prolific illustrator, specialising in animals, who came to England from New Zealand in 1901, when he was just 23 years old – and even today, his work as an animal artist is just amazing. By 1903 he was illustrating books for the editor of Little FolksContinue reading In Praise of… the Dinosaur Magic of animal artist Harry Rountree

A panel from the Eagle strip "Luck of the Legion" by Geoffrey Bond and Martin Aitchison

In Memoriam: “Luck of the Legion” and Ladybird Books artist Martin Aitchison

We’re sorry to report the passing of Martin Aitchison, artist on Eagle‘s  “Luck of the Legion“, “Danger Unlimited“, “The Lost World” and “Hornblower“, who died peacefully on 22nd October 2016, aged 96. Martin also illustrated a large number of Ladybird Books from 1963 onwards until 1987. His final work was the cartoon strip “Justin Tyme YeContinue reading In Memoriam: “Luck of the Legion” and Ladybird Books artist Martin Aitchison

A 1962 issue of Girl - a very different-looking title compared with its earliier, strip-led format

“Eagle Daze” – Part Two: The Fall of Eagle and the Rise of Max Clifford

We are pleased to publish Part Two of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… 1963: A New Home brings about a “Cleansing of the Slate” On Monday, 25th November 1963, the editorial staff of Juvenile Publications very suddenly found themselves inContinue reading “Eagle Daze” – Part Two: The Fall of Eagle and the Rise of Max Clifford