The Black and White World of Shirley Grey [1981]

Sample Images Published: Tammy 7 February 1981 to 23 May 1981 Episodes: 16 Artist: Diane Gabbot Writer: Jake Adams? Translations/reprints: Tammy annual 1986 Plot Shirley Grey’s best friend, Trisha Morris, has an accident and ends up in a coma because she defied orders and warnings in practising her diving at a dangerous cove, which tempted fate once too often. Although … Continue reading The Black and White World of Shirley Grey [1981]

25 Things You May (or May Not) Have Noticed in Girls’ Comics: Volume 2

In our previous blog entry we listed 25 Things You May (or May Not) Have Noticed in Girls’ Comics. You know, the one that went: “We have all noticed certain things in girls’ serials. Things about plot, character and setting that always seem to crop up and we comment on them a lot. Then again, … Continue reading 25 Things You May (or May Not) Have Noticed in Girls’ Comics: Volume 2

25 Things You May (or May Not) Have Noticed in Girls’ Comics

We have all noticed certain things in girls’ serials. Things about plot, character and setting that always seem to crop up and we comment on them a lot. Then again, there are other things about plot, character and setting that always crop up as well, but we hardly even notice them. At least, not until … Continue reading 25 Things You May (or May Not) Have Noticed in Girls’ Comics

The Fairground of Fear [1976]

Sample Images Publication: Tammy 14 February 1976 to 24 April 1976 Episodes: 11 Reprints/translations: Tammy annual 1983; Tina #24 as De wraak van een clown [The Wrath of the Clown] Artist: Diane Gabbot Writer: Unknown Plot Julie Whitland was adopted as a baby by Sir Edgar Whitland, landowner of Baychurch. But her home life is miserable because Sir Edgar is a dreadful snob who … Continue reading The Fairground of Fear [1976]

My Strange Sister [1981]

Sample Images Published: Dreamer #1 (19 September 1981) – 10 (21 November 1981) Episodes: 10 Artist: Photo story Writer: Unknown Translations/reprints: Girl Monthly #25, June 1988 Dreamer is a little-known photo story comic. Like many other new IPC titles of the 1980s it did not last long, and it became the first title to merge … Continue reading My Strange Sister [1981]

Stories in other titles

This page is an index of posts about stories published in titles other than Jinty, giving historical context to the publication environment of the time. Battle The Terror Behind the Bamboo Curtain (1975) – war story featuring the struggle between (anti-)hero Big Jim Blake and well-named evil Japanese commander Sado. Bunty The first Four Marys … Continue reading Stories in other titles

Tammy’s 10th Birthday Issue

Cover artist: Robert MacGillivray Characters/serials on the cover: Sandy Rawlings; Molly Mills; Belinda Bookworm; Wee Sue; Bella Barlow; Mary Moldesworth from Bessie Bunter?; Push-along, Patti; Bessie Bunter; Miss Bigger  Bella (artist John Armstrong) The Black and White World of Shirley Grey – first episode (artist Diane Gabbot, writer Jake Adams?) Push-along, Patti (artist Juliana Buch) … Continue reading Tammy’s 10th Birthday Issue

Tammy Annual 1986

Cover artist: Mario Capaldi Pam of Pond Hill (writer Jay Over, artist Bob Harvey) Animal Magic (feature) The Bell – Strange Story (artist Jaume Rumeu aka Homero Romeu) Crayzees (artist Joe Collins) The Button Box (artist Mario Capaldi) Wish Upon a Star (feature) The Black and White World of Shirley Grey (artist Diane Gabbot, writer … Continue reading Tammy Annual 1986

Jinty Holiday Special 1979

Cover: Jim Baikie The Girl on the Pier (artist Phil Gascoine) It’s a Dog’s Life – text story (artist Robert MacGillivray) Cuckoo Cookery (feature) Bizzie Bet and the Easies (artist Richard Neillands) The Captain’s Bride – text story (artist Terry Aspin) It’s Your Day to be Special! (feature) The Spoof of St. Elma’s (artist Robert … Continue reading Jinty Holiday Special 1979