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Monday, January 19, 2015

World of Wonder part 88 bonus

I'm posting this bonus episode for two reasons. Firstly, because it's cold and I thought you'd enjoy this article from a 1972 issue of World of Wonder.

The second reason is because the opening illustration below is by John Smith. However, this is not the same John Smith—John S. Smith, as he signed himself—who produced the naval illustrations in episode 88. Given that John Smith is the most common name in Great Britain, maybe it isn't surprising that there have been two illustrators named John Smith, or that they might both have contributed to the same magazine.

I would be very interested to learn more about this second John Smith. The name is too common to make a meaningful search online, but maybe someone out there will have some info.

John Smith

David Nockels

(* World of Wonder © Look and Learn Ltd.)

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