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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Jane Gross

Another Robin Annual author, Jane Gross contributed to no.7 (1959). I can find nothing else about her beyond the fact that she also wrote a book for Hulton Press under their 'Robin Books' banner. Seems odd that an unknown would be supplying a novel to Hulton as all the other Hulton comics tie-ins related to strips appearing regularly in the weeklies. The two stars of the book, a young girl and her black cat, appeared in two strips in the Annual released the year following. Perhaps there was an intention to run the characters regularly as a strip but, for whatever reason, it didn't work out.

The artwork was by Paddie Spratley... and you can read all very little about her below.

Harriet & Smith, illus. Paddie Spratley. London, Hulton Press, 1958.

1 comment:

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