Thursday, August 11, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 11: Happy birthday, Enid Blyton!

Born on this day in 1897: British children's author Enid Blyton, who wrote approximately six bajillion books, many of which have been made into comics.

covers of (left) Noddy Time #7 (Woman's Way, 21 June, 1975) (sorry, I didn't dare show you the absolutely awful cover of #1)
(right) Enid Blyton's Adventure Magazine #7 (Gutenberghus UK, March 1986), pencils and inks by Bert Hill

from "The Naughtiest Girl in the School" in Pixie #1 (IPC, 24 June 1972), artist uncredited and unknown

from "Five Go to Smuggler's Top" in Enid Blyton's Adventure Magazine #10 (Gutenberghus UK, June 1986), script by Gail Renard and Les Lilley, pencils and inks (and colors?) by John Ridgway

In most cases, you had to have been born in the UK to get it.

from "Block Mania, Part 1" in 2000 AD prog 236 (IPC, 31 October 1981), script by Alan Grant and John Wagner, pencils and inks by Mike McMahon, letters by Tom Frame

from "Five Go Postal in Downlode" in 2000 AD [Christmas Annual] 2004 (Rebellion, 17 December 2003), script by Dan Abnett, illustrations by Simon Davis

tee hee

Happy birthday, Enid Blyton!

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