The Secret Sign: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

This episode of Superintendent Slade’s Case-book is titled “The Secret Sign” and appeared in Boy’s Own Paper 1956 (August issue) pages 44, 46 and 58. As usual Tom Kerr illustrated, why some of these are comic strips and some text, I don’t know

The solution below – don’t cheat!

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Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 46

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 46

Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 58

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 58

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SOLUTION

Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 58

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 58 solution
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Split-second rescue by James McKimmey -illustrated by John Beswick

I rather liked the way that Boy’s Own Paper bled the one colour to the edges of the pulpy-like paper. This illustration is by John Beswick. The always excellent Steve Holland has nothing much – but a lot more than anyone else I can find – on the artist. His name means that a search is hard work as the pottery JB is far better known!

John Beswick (?- ). Contributed to Look and Learn via Greystock and Marsh agency. Illustrated various titles for Hamlyn, including Mammals of the World (1970), Undersea Exploration (1971), Fortune Telling (1972), Spotlight on Wild Animals (1973) and, for Blackwells, Submarines (1973).

(Taken from BearAlley)

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Boy’s Own Paper 1956 April pages 36-37

Murder before lunch: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

This episode of Superintendent Slade’s Case-book is titled “Murder before lunch” – just what a boy likes to read. It appeared inĀ  Boy’s Own Paper 1955 (May issue) pages 22-23

 

The solution below – don’t cheat!

Boy’s Own Paper May 1955 pages 22-23

 

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SOLUTION

BOP 1955 May

Boy’s Own Paper May 1955 pages 22-23

The ladder of luck by Gerald Wyatt

When browsing a copy of Boy’s Own Paper I found this unusual piece where some canny art director has added some extra arrows to add to the excitement! The illustration itself is by ‘Berto’ for whom I have no information but I’ll add something if I trip over the info – as is the case when browsing these magazines. I suspect he is Bertolli but can’t remember….

BOP 1958 February

Boy’s Own Paper 1958 February pages 24-25

 

 

The Shrewd Banker: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

I thought I wouldn’t get any more of this series but here you go….

This comes from Boy’s Own Paper 1955 (July issue) page 22 and this time I have included the solution below – don’t cheat!

BOP 1955 July

Boy’s Own Paper July 1955 pages 22-23

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SOLUTION

Solution for puzzle

The solution for the above puzzle

Boy’s Own Paper – Doings at the Zoo – Brightwell

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Boys Own Paper Vol61 p16

Leonard Robert Brightwell was an outstanding British etcher and illustrator of animal subjects, studying at the Lambeth School of Art, London. Countless visits to the Zoological Gardens, however, provided his most important artistic education. Brightwell became a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London in 1906 and a member of the Marine Biological Association in 1922. During the first half of the twentieth century he was commissioned by these associations and other museums to make scientific drawings of various forms of life, including extinct animals. Brightwell’s first illustrated book (A British Dog in France) was published in 1913. During the First World War (1914-1918) he served in the British Army. After 1920 Brightwell established himself as a major illustrator and as an author. Books written and illustrated by him include, A Cartoonist among Animals (1921), On the Seashore (1934), The Zoo You Knew (1936), Neptune’s Garden (1937), The Dawn of Life (1938), The Garden Naturalist (1941), The Zoo Story (1952) and Down to the Sea (1954). From approximately 1920 to 1932 L. R. Brightwell created a number of finely rendered etchings and engravings of animal life. All were published in London by James Connell & Sons in signed editions ranging from fifty to one hundred and fifty impressions. TakenĀ  from: Art of the print

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p70

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p70 - Brightwell

In the Boy’s Own Paper, we see a lovely cartoon series by Brightwell, called “Monthly doings at the zoo”. I present them in order as they appeared in the BOP Annual volume 61. I can’t tell you which monthly versions they appeared in but I could hazard a guess, from the order they are printed in the Annual (and their labels)

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p130

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p130

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p210

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p210 - January

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p262 - February

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p262 - February

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p310 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p310 - March

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p375 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p375 - April

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p431 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p431 - May

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p479 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p479 - June

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p527 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p527 - July

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p575 - Brightwell

Boys Own Paper Vol61 p575 - August

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Boys Own Paper Vol61 p623 September

For a bit more about Brightwell, see Steve Holland’s article on the Look and Learn site and his follow listing of Brightwell’s books on Bear Alley. One can still buy books by Brightwell including Zoo Calendar which may well be these illustrations and others.