Jinty and Penny 15 November 1980

Jinty and Penny 15 November 1980

Heading back slightly in time from the issues most recently posted about by Mistyfan, here is another Mario Capaldi cover but this time one in the sports series. The scene has a very modern feel, with the blocky school buildings in the background. I’m not entirely sure about all the colour choices though – those white socks and shoes look like they’ve been forgotten about rather than deliberately chosen. Mind you, in those days we did have to carefully paint tennis shoes as white as white could be, so it’s probably my memory that is at fault…

“Mimi Seeks a Mistress” is nearly the last of the stories to be linked to on the story list: it is a complete story in this issue, and only two pages long. I wonder if it might have been commissioned for something else, like an annual or a summer special? It has little in it that makes it fit Jinty‘s “feel” more than any other story paper, so it could easily have been commissioned for some other use. At this point Jinty is not yet obviously struggling to fill its pages, as it was shortly to do with multiple reprinted stories in the same issue. As it is only two pages long, I think it would be nice to reprint “Mimi” for your enjoyment, slight though it is.

Mimi Seeks a Mistress pg 1
(click thru)
Mimi Seeks a Mistress pg 2
(click thru)

Stories in this issue:

  • Pam of Pond Hill (artist Bob Harvey, writer Jay Over)
  • Girl The World Forgot (artist and writer Veronica Weir)
  • Mimi Seeks a Mistress (artist Trini Tinturé)
  • Tansy of Jubilee Street (artist Ken Houghton)
  • Gypsy Rose: A Cross for the Cornish Queen (artist Peter Wilkes)
  • Gaye’s Gloomy Ghost (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones)
  • Life’s A Ball for Nadine (artist Mario Capaldi)
  • Child of the Rain (artist Phil Townsend)
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