Alena the wild one by Leslie Otway
Ronnie de durfal (Alona - the wild one, from Dutch magazine Tina 21, 1970)

Leslie Otway was a British comic artist and illustrator from Stoneleigh, Surrey. A graduate from the Camberwell School of Art, his illustrations appeared in The Detective Magazine from the mid 1920's onwards. Later on, he also drew for annuals published by Collins.

In comics, he emerged in the early 1950's as a versatile artist for girls' romance comics. He was a regular on the Love Story Library between 1952 and 1958, and subsequently also for Schoolgirls Picture Library, Confessions All Picture Library, School Friend Picture Library and the Princess Picture Library, well into the 1960's.

By the early 1960's he also appeared in the weeklies, including Princess ('Girl of the Timberlost', 1962-63), Princess Tina ('Alona - The Wild One', 1967-70) and June (several strips, 1962-72). He presumably retired in the early 1970's.

Last updated: 2012-08-05

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