Showing posts with label IPC. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Peter Foster - Johnny Red

Upon emigrating from Australia to England in 1979, Peter Foster touted his portfolio around comics publishers, securing an initial job with IPC on the following eight page Johnny Red story for the 1979 Battle Holiday Special. Foster was the third artist to depict the adventures of Johnny Red after original artist Joe Colquhoun and his successor John Cooper. To achieve the grey tones for this story Foster experimented with grey paint whereas watered down ink or watercolour paint were more commonly used.


Johnny Red © 2013 Egmont UK Ltd.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Purple Pagoda - Betty Roland

From Girl Annual #4 an eight page story written by Australian writer Betty Roland  (22 July 1903 – 12 February 1996) and beautifully painted by Englishman Charles Paine. They also collaborated on The Rajah's Secret for Girl Annual #5. Originally published by Hulton Press in 1956. Hulton were taken over by Longacre in 1960 who in turn were subsumed by IPC Magazines in 1964.

Images copyright IPC Magazines or possibly Warner Brothers.