The latest issue of Book and Magazine Collector, number 292 dated March 2008, has two comics related articles by the writing duo of David Ashford and Norman Wright.
In the latest of the Great British Comic Artists series they cover Mike Hubbard, best known for taking over the Daily Mirror’s Jane strip from Norman Pett, but who also worked on Knockout, Tina, Modern Wonder and Look and Learn amongst others. The 13 page article includes a photo of the artist and a short Price Guide to his publication.
Ashford and Wright also contribute the cover story, One Hundred Years of Billy Bunter. This 14 page article covers the Bunter character from his original appearance in The Magnet story paper in 1908 to his last new appearance in the novel Bunter’s Last Fling in 1965.
If the comics articles in the magazine aren’t enough to tempt you to buy the issue there is also a 13 page feature on the American science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon.
- Book and Magazine Collector costs £3.50 and is available from WH Smith or directly from the B&MC website.
- (Quite coincidentally, Lew Stringer has just posted an entertaining feature on Billy Bunter on his blog along with samples from various strips – and so has Steve Holland on Bear Alley).
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