Monday, November 10, 2008
More pre-war firework fun!
Blimey! blog reader David Whitwell has very kindly sent me some images of various firework issues from pre-war British comics. There's a great selection here as you can see, and they show the formula house style of comics from the Amalgamated Press. Some are drawn by the great Roy Wilson, who other A.P. artists were encouraged to imitate, but it's not always easy to determine who drew what as the imitators were such skilled craftsmen in themselves. Unfortunately therin lies the problem of trying to identify the artists of pre-war comics, but David has generously provided some info for these examples.
1: (Above) Golden No.3, 6th November 1937. Cover art by Roy Wilson.
2: Puck No.1736, 6th November 1937. Logo by Roy Wilson. Cover artist undetermined. Possibly Wilson?
3: Puck No.380, 4th November 1911. Cover artist unknown. Note kids smoking on the cover!
4: Crackers No.403, 7th November 1936. Cover art by Reg Parlett.
5: Rainbow No.1290, 5th November 1938. Cover art possibly by Bert Wymer.
My thanks again to David for these superb covers!