Jinty 25 May 1974

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At the time of writing, I don’t have a copy of issue 1; issue 3 from 25 May 1974 is the earliest one I have. I don’t think I’ve even seen a cover for issue 2 in the past few decades, but I do remember that it had a give-away fold-up hairbrush in red, that we used for doll hairbrushing for many years after. Issue 1 had a free bracelet. (My sister is convinced of the efficacy of the give-away item, as she definitely attributes her choice of Jinty over other longer-established comics to that fact. It was her collection and standing order that I took over when she reckoned herself too old for comics, so I can only be grateful for that initial choice.)

Stories in this issue:

  • Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
  • The Haunting of Form 2B (artist Rodrigo Comos)
  • Gwen’s Stolen Glory
  • Make-Believe Mandy (artist Ana Rodrigues)
  • Merry at Misery House (writer Terence Magee)
  • Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito)
  • The Jinx From St Jonah’s (artist Mario Capaldi)
  • Pony Parade 3: Whitesocks Rings The Alarm! (artist Robert MacGillivray)
  • The Snobs and the Scruffs
  • A Dream for Yvonne (artist Miguel Quesada)
  • Gail’s Indian Necklace (artist Phil Gascoine)
  • Desert Island Daisy (artist Robert MacGillivray)
  • What’s Cooking? Fresh fruit salad, Yoghurt drink (recipes)
  • Angela’s Angels (artist Leo Davy)
  • Jinty made it herself… so can you! (craft: waterproof headscarf)

Edited to add: you may also enjoy the back page item, “Jinty Made It Herself… so can you!” This craft page, written as if by the title persona herself, was a feature of the early issues; later on there was still a craft page but not attributed to Jinty in the same way. Some of the ‘make and do’ suggestions are a little unlikely-seeming at this distance in time; a plasticated headscarf is not a very obvious thing for a girl of today to make, certainly, but I suspect it would have the potential to come out quite nicely.

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2 thoughts on “Jinty 25 May 1974

  1. Artists I can identify:

    Make Believe Mandy – Ana Rodrigues
    Desert Island Daisy – Robert MacGillivrary
    The Haunting of Form 2B (reprinted Misty annual 1980) – Rodrigo Comos
    A Dream for Yvonne – Miguel Quesada
    Angela’s Angels – Alberto Cuyas

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