The artist Anthony John "Tony" Harding has passed away at the age of 72. Known primarily as an illustrator of football stories for British comics such as Scorcher, Hotspur, and Action, Tony began his comics career in 1962 on Victor weekly.
Just a few of Tony's career highlights include Bouncing Briggs (featuring the popular Bernard Briggs character) for The Hornet, Bobby of the Blues for Scorcher, and the controversial Look Out for Lefty for Action.
A full tribute to the artist has appeared on John Freeman's Down The Tubes website, which you can find here:
Meanwhile, on this blog, here's an episode of Bobby of the Blues that appeared in Scorcher dated 21st February 1970. The first page was drawn in linework, for spot colour to be added, but pages 2 and 3 had a grey wash added. An effective technique.
My condolences to Mr.Harding's family and friends on their loss.