27th October 1930 - 23rd April 2017 Creator of 'Bash Street Kids', 'Minnie the Minx', Willy the Kid, and many other comic characters for comics and for books of his own. Inducted into the British Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2013. In 1978 had his memoir of his life in comics, ' A Very Funny Business: 40 Years Of Comics' published by. Gerald Duckworth/ Leo said this of being at the Beano - “At one point, the editor showed me a letter from an adult reader saying that the artist doing the Bash Street Kids was a near-genius. I think he expected me to be pleased. But I was annoyed, actually, by the word ‘near..”

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