Silver Starr in the Flameworld (Sydney Sunday Sun, March 1947)
Stanley John Pitt's first professional publication was 'Anthony Fury', published by Consolidated Press in 1942. In 1945 he started drawing comic strip advertisements. Associated Newspapers Ltd. liked his work and asked him to produce a science-fiction adventure strip. The result was 'Silver Starr in the Flameworld', which ran in the Sunday Sun until November 1948.
After this, Pitt produced several cover illustrations and a couple of strips, such as 'Gully Foyle', but not very successfully. Other creations were 'Captain Power' and 'Yarmak - Jungle King'. However, Pitt has become recognized as a leading illustrator of science-fiction, and the finest comic artist in the classic tradition that Australia has ever produced.