Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Comic Firsts: Ron Smith

Yet again, this isn't a first but, like the recent entry on Eric Bradbury, I believe this is the first adventure strip drawn by Ron Smith. This strip dates from 27 January 1951: Smith had already drawn some humour strips for Knockout but the strip below set him on a course that was to see him become one of D. C. Thomson's most prolific adventure artists and, later still, earn him a lot of fans as a regular on Judge Dredd in 2000AD. Wikipedia has a brief list of some of Ron's work for the latter.

(The Flame and the Arrow © IPC Media.)

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