Noel Cook Australia

Born
1896 in New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Died
1981 in United Kingdom?
Age
84-85 years
Credited for

art

letters

writing

colours

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Noel Cook (1979?)

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Biography

Born in New Zealand, Noel Cook moved to Sydney in the 1920s, where he shared a room with fellow Kiwi, Cecil ('Unk’) White. Cook drew cartoons for Smith’s Weekly and the Bulletin. His created newspaper strips Peter and all the Other Roving Folk for the Sunday Times (~1923) and Bobby and Betty for the Daily Telegraph (from August 1933).

As comics boomed after the second world war, Cook worked for NSW Bookstall (Pirate Planet, Peril Planet, ~1943), OPC (features 'Peter' and 'Bobby and Betty', 1944), Emvee (features 'Adrift in Space', 'The Spy-Ring', 1945), Frank Johnson (Boris of Mars, Hawk Larse, 1946), and KG Murray (The Blue Ray, Valley of Doom, Treasure Planet, 1947).

In 1947, Elmsdale introduced Cook’s long-running Kokey Koala and His Magic Button (~1947-1952).

Later Cook was a staff artist with Associated Newspapers and Australian Consolidated Press in Sydney, working on the Australian Women's Weekly, Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph.

In 1950, Cook moved to London and freelanced for various publications. He became art director of children’s magazines for Fleetway Publications in 1964. On retirement, he was commissioned by the BBC to do posters and took time to paint. From about 1970, his work was included in a number of group and solo exhibitions in London.

He left London in 1973 and returned to Sydney, then back to London in 1976, before returning to Australian iand finally New Zealand in 1977.

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"Johnnie" You're a Bird! (Unknown, 1930?) (1930)
Untitled
Book: Comic story
Speed Comics (Jolliffe, 1942?) (1942)
Sting Lasky in the Underwater World (Sting Lasky)
Comic: Comic story
Exciting Comics (Frank Johnson, 1943?) (1943)
Untitled (Kim Hale)
Comic: Comic story
Peril Planet (NSW Bookstall, 1943?) (1943)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Peril Planet (NSW Bookstall, 1943?) (1943)
Peril Planet
Comic: Comic story
Peril Planet (NSW Bookstall, 1943?) (1943)
Untitled [Wonderman]
Comic: Comic story
Alan Strong (NSW Bookstall, 1944?) (1944)
Alan Strong
Comic: Comic story
Alan Strong (NSW Bookstall, 1944?) (1944)
Watch Out for "Peril Planet"
Comic: Promo
Alan Strong (NSW Bookstall, 1944?) (1944)
Untitled
Comic: Cover
Explosion Comics (OPC, 1944?) #A139 (1944)
Untitled (Boby and Betty)
Comic: Comic story

Status

Created

  • 6 Jan 2018

Last updated

  • 6 Jan 2018