Joe Colquhoun is the subject of an article from David Ashford and Norman Wright in the current Book and Magazine Collector so there's no need to go too deeply into his career here. Later he was to draw the magnificent "Charley's War" in Battle Picture Weekly, which is currently being reprinted by Titan Books -- and a finer set of books you couldn't want for your shelves! If you don't have them already, just follow these links and order them now:
- Charley's War: 2 June-1 August 1916. ISBN 978-1840236279, 26 Nov 2004.
- Charley's War: 1 August-17 October 1916. ISBN 978-1840239294, 21 Oct 2005.
- Charley's War: 17 October 1916-21 February 1917. ISBN 978-1845762704, 20 Oct 2006.
- Charley's War: Blue's Story. ISBN 978-1845763237, 30 Oct 2007.
Not long after this strip saw print, Colquhoun tried to find work with the Eagle but was turned down by the Rev. Marcus Morris. Morris, however, advised him to try his samples at the Amalgamated Press who had just launched a new title, Lion. He was interviewed by Stan Boddington who worked on Lion and Champion and, before long, Colquhoun was supplying strips to both papers -- beginning an association with A.P./Fleetway/IPC that was to last thirty-five years, only coming to an end when Colquhoun died in 1987.