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Do you have Hodge's 'Mesa Gold' pulp?
Hodge contributed to a wartime cartoon collection. Hill End history group is looking for his 'Mesa Gold' pulp (click and read comments).22 Feb 2020
Do you know more? Zip Comics
The usual references don't mention 'The Oil Seekers' by Tony Rafty, which seems to predate his 'first' comic for NSW Bookstall.16 Jul 2018
Who is Hottie Lahm?
Most known for iconic dog Snifter during a long career at KG Murray, Lahm created Snowy McGann to fill the 1951 Ginger Meggs gap at The Sun.14 Jul 2018
Censorship 2: Straight Arrow #17
Was a provocative pose during poker too much for Aus editors? Or were there late changes to the original art for ‘Uproar’ in the US?11 Jul 2018
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Moira Bertram in Armidale A story of the Bertram sisters in 1931
Moira Bertram (1913-1993) was one of the few Australian women working in comics during the peak period of the 1940s and 1950s, writing and drawing with a unique style and creative flair. She worked consistently in partnership with her older sister Kathleen Bertram (1909-1977), who provided the stories' distinctive lettering.
It's not clear when the sisters moved from Sydney to rural NSW. In 1928, Moira was in Tamworth sending art to the Sydney Sun's Sunbeams supplement, but it wasn't published. 'Pehaps your drawings were not quite up to the standard,' Sunbeams said.Read more