Jinty 10 May 1975

Jinty cover 10 May 1975

  • The Jinx from St Jonah’s (artist Mario Capaldi)
  • Tricia’s Tragedy (artist Ana Rodriguez)
  • Merry at Misery House (unknown artist – Merry; writer Terence Magee)
  • Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
  • Which Four-Footed Friend Are You? – Quiz
  • Friday’s Child is Loving and Giving… – complete story (unknown artist)
  • Cinderella Smith (artist Trini Tinturé)
  • Bet Gets the Bird! (artist Phil Gascoine)
  • Daddy’s Darling (artist Philip Townsend, writer Alison Christie)
  • Cry in the Night! Jinty’s Favourite Spooky Stories (text)
  • Face the Music, Flo! (artist Jim Baikie)
  • Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito)

Katie’s trying her hand at golf – sounds like a recipe for disaster already. But in fact Katie gets some lucky flukes. The trouble is, they get her roped into a match against a pompous golfer, and £25 is at stake!

In “Tricia’s Tragedy” Dad’s getting more and more suspicious of his relatives when he discovers they’re trying to deprive Tricia of sleep and stop her winning the Lloyd Trophy. He’s resorting to some breaking and entering into their house to do some investigating. But will he get away with it, and can he find anything that will shed some light on things?

In “Merry at Misery House”, the Warden and Miss Ball are behaving more suspiciously too. They’re putting the inmates out to work on a farm. Is that legal? The farmer’s phone call to the Warden indicates that it is not; it’s all for profit on both sides. For Merry and Co it just means more misery, because the farmer soon shows he is just as cruel as the reformatory staff.

Cinderella Smith now has to take on even more work in order to raise the money to buy back her treasured pendant that her mean cousins sold. But at the end she hasn’t got enough and time has run out! What to do?

In “Daddy’s Darling” Daddy turns human for once and sees to it that Joe gets a train set for his birthday. But the kids in the playground are being mean towards Lee because they think she is a softie from all her dad’s mollycoddling.

In “Face the Music, Flo!”, Flo’s interfering with her brother’s music career and (accidentally) messing up his guitar finally bites back at her. He’s so angry when he finds it all out that he’s walking out and leaving her all alone!

Concealing a parrot at school reaps more consequences for Bet. Bully Prissy finds out and starts blackmailing her and her friends. Rosy Posy manages to put a spoke in that wheel, but now Prissy’s really out to get her!

Layabout Ma Siddons gets a shock when two Welsh collies are booked into the dogs’ hotel. They are working dogs that demand that people keep them working, and they are rounding Ma Siddons up like a sheep (someone had to do it).



6 thoughts on “Jinty 10 May 1975

  1. Its Jose Canovas not Casanovas. Jose died some time ago unfortunately. He was a friend of Malcolm Campbell Shaw who wrote many Jinty stories. He is also deceased.

    1. Thank you for writing in, Brenda – I know you wrote in some time ago about your late husband Malcolm Shaw, and you told us a little about his work. It is definitely Casanovas not Canovas though – references that state this include the main Spanish comic artist database, and people who worked with him for a long time.

      1. Hi I understand there IS another artist called Jose Casanovas however I contacted Blas Gallego, one of the many Barcelonan artists a few weeks ago to check the name and he told me to was Canovas. Malcolm and I lived in Barcelona for a year and we spent many happy times with the comic strip artists used by IPC magazines including Jose Canovas. So there may be some issue about what either artist was involved in. I would suggest you contact Blas Gallego he is easily contactable via email online and ask him. I expect he probably knows Jose Casanovas as well. The other artists who worked for IPC were Santiago Hernandez and Rafael Busom.

        1. Hi Brenda, I appreciate you have received the information direct from a Spanish source, but all the references I can see give his name as Casanovas – for instance his entry on the Spanish database Tebeosfera and the Comiclopedia entry here. The artist Jose Canovas does exist, and has a Comiclopedia entry here, but this is clearly a different artist with a different style. Comiclopedia says that Canovas drew a strip called Candy Floss for the British market, which I wasn’t aware of, so that is all interesting new information.

          We also have a page up on this site that shows some artwork from Tammy during the time they printed credits – this again specifies that the artist in Jinty and Tammy (and many other girls comics) was definitely Casanovas not Canovas.

          How lovely for you to have lived in Barcelona for that time! Such a hotbed of artistic talent. I am aware of Santiago Hernandez’ work in Jinty at least but I will look up Rafael Busom.

      2. Also If you look up Santiago Hernandez Martin on Lambiek Comiclopedia you will find his biog. and that he worked for IPC magazines including Jinty.

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