Slave of the Clock (1982)

Sample images Slave of the Clock Publication 17 July 1982 – 30 October 1982 (skipped an episode in Tammy 25 September 1982) Artist: Maria Barrera Writer: this Tammy story is credited to Jay Over, who also wrote Jinty‘s long-running school soap opera, “Pam of Pond Hill”. As we will see, there are also a few … Continue reading Slave of the Clock (1982)

Slaves of the Candle [1975-1976]

Sample Images Published: Jinty & Lindy 8 November 1975 – 24 January 1976 Episodes: 12 Artist: Roy Newby plus unknown filler artist Writer: Unknown Translations/reprints: none Plot It is the year 1830. Lyndy Lagtree works as a maidservant for the Duchess of Dowgate. Mrs Tallow, the best candlemaker in London and highly respected for it, … Continue reading Slaves of the Candle [1975-1976]

Boss of Beadle Street [1973]

Sample Images   Published: June & Pixie 31 March to 14 July 1973 Episodes: 16 Artist: Audrey Fawley Writer: Unknown Reprints/translations: None known Plot Liz Green is a very bossy, pushy girl, especially when she gets bright ideas about helping someone. She barges right in with her “help” without a by-your-leave or do-you-mind and won’t … Continue reading Boss of Beadle Street [1973]

Tammy 4 November 1978

Cover artist: John Richardson Bella (artist John Armstrong) The Upper Crust – first episode (Giorgio Giorgetti) Dancer Entranced (artist Angeles Felices) Tuck in with Tammy – food ideas for Bonfire Night One Girl and Her Dog… (artist Mario Capaldi) Bessie Bunter Molly Mills and the Tender Trap (artist Douglas Perry, writer Maureen Spurgeon) Strange Story … Continue reading Tammy 4 November 1978

Tammy 29 October 1983

Lucky by Name… (artist Juliana Buch, writer Malcolm Shaw) Pam of Pond Hill (artist Bob Harvey, writer Jay Over) The Crayzees (artist Joe Collins) Glenda’s Glossy Pages (artist Mario Capaldi, writer Pat Mills) The Nightingale’s Song – complete story (artist Douglas Perry, writer Roy Preston) The Button Box (artist Mario Capaldi, sub-writer Linda Stephenson) Spell of … Continue reading Tammy 29 October 1983

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

Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 4

Right now I am sorry to say that I haven’t had great success with the computer program that I was hoping would help us to identify unknown writers. I’m by no means declaring it to be impossible or unrealistic, but I think I will need to ask for help from the experts who wrote the … Continue reading Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 4

Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 3

I have been working hard at calibrating the computer ‘authorship identification’ program mentioned in previous posts. The results are mixed, but offering interesting possibilities. First of all, I narrowed down the many options offered by the program, by running a series of tests to see how well it picked out a known Jay Over text … Continue reading Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 3

Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 2

The jury’s still out at present, but I am very grateful for the kind offers of help of various sorts! I now have text versions of episodes of: “Slave of the Clock” and “The Secret of Angel Smith” (Jay Over) “The Sentinels” (Malcolm Shaw) “Fran of the Floods” (Alan Davidson) “Concrete Surfer (Pat Mills). So … Continue reading Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers? 2

Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers?

I don’t know yet, but I’m going to give it a go. And I’ll need a little help from others, please. I have been thinking about the problem of unknown writers and how we can try to identify them. In writing story posts here, Mistyfan and I sometimes raise questions about whether such and such … Continue reading Can a computer program help us identify unknown writers?