Jim Baikie RIP – sad news

It was very sad to hear the news today that Jim Baikie has died, aged 77. It seems that he had been in declining health for a while – I had asked around previously to see if there was a chance of interviewing him for this blog but was given indications that this would not be very likely.

The page on this blog about him outlines his contribution to Jinty in particular, but since the time that that post was written, we have widened the scope of this blog to cover earlier titles such as Sandie (where he drew humour story “Our Big BIG Secret”) and June & School Friend (where he drew “Gymnast Jinty”). He was truly an all-rounder in girls’ comics. In tribute, below you can find some pages of his art brought together.

Jim Baikie illustrated the first published “Gypsy Rose” story
Fran the Fixer (with false beard) vs Sheikh Abbis. Jinty 21 October 1978.

 

 

Fran the Fixer (with false beard) vs Sheikh Abbis. Jinty 21 October 1978.

 

“Gymnast Jinty”, from June and School Friend 4 September 1971
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The Forbidden Garden fave panel
The first real flowers the townsfolk have ever seen. From “The Forbidden Garden”, final episode, 28 July 1979.
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3 thoughts on “Jim Baikie RIP – sad news

  1. That is sad news, at least his work was able to be identified as there are so many that may never be known. Great artist with such a varied work, he’ll be missed.

  2. Jim Baikie was one of my favourite artists. He drew one Tammy story but was seen more often in June and Jinty. Oh, I believe there are five Baikie Jinty stories we have not covered yet: Rose among the Thornes, Wild Rose, Miss No-Name, Two Mothers for Maggie, and White Water.

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