The cover looks in places a little as if another artist could have done the finishing, but that could perhaps simply be the print quality; certainly the black and white story pages inside are clearly Mario Capaldi doing the Jinx From St Jonah’s; the transition to another artist still lies a little ahead.
There is some sort of special “pull out” in the middle pages – part 5 of 6 – “all about you!” – with tips on looking after your skin and a section of horoscope (Virgo and Libra). More interesting to me now is the first episode of “Left-Out Linda” drawn by Jim Baikie – the first time I know of this long-term and popular artist appearing in Jinty. Another new story starting this issue is “Wenna the Witch”, art by Carlos Freixas; again the first instance I know of his art appearing in Jinty.
Stories in this issue:
- The Jinx From St Jonah’s (artist Mario Capaldi)
- Always Together… (artist Phil Townsend)
- Wenna the Witch (artist Carlos Freixas)
- Make-Believe Mandy (artist Ana Rodrigues)
- Merry at Misery House (writer Terence Magee)
- What’s Cooking? Ayrshire Shortbread, Helensburgh Toffee (recipes)
- Jenny – Good or Bad Friend?
- Bird-Girl Brenda (artist Phil Gascoine)
- Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
- Left-Out Linda (artist Jim Baikie)
- The Snobs and the Scruffs
- Wild Horse Summer
- Angela’s Angels (artist Leo Davy)
- Jinty made it herself… so can you! (craft: make a scented pillow)