TV Terrors by Bill Titcombe

British comic book artist Bill Titcombe started illustrating children's comics in the late 1950s. He created 'Buster', the son of Reg Smythe's 'Andy Capp', and drew the title comic of the character's own comic book before Hugh McNeill took over in the 1960s. He is best known for his versatile contributions to TV Comic throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Titcombe drew not only 'TV Terrors', but also a great many comic strips based on TV shows, including 'Bootsie and Snudge', 'The Dickie Henderson Family', 'The Telegoons', 'World Cup Willie', 'Dad's Army', 'Tom and Jerry', 'Bugs Bunny' and 'Barney Bear'. He was also an artist for the 'Dad's Army' comic book published by Piccolo in 1973, and for 'Tom and Jerry' comic books and lolly wrappers.

Dad's Army by Bill Titcombe

Furthermore, Titcombe drew for the 'Mary, Mungo and Midge' annuals in 1969 and 1970. He drew 'Scooby-Doo', 'Benny Hill', 'Woody Woodpecker' and 'Inspector Gadget' comic strips for Look-in from 1986 until the early 1990s as well as a 'Wind in the Willows' comic for Pippin in 1983-86. In the 1990s he drew 'Roy of the Rovers' for a while in The Sunday Squad, as well as 'Perils of Page 3 Pauline' in News of the World and 'TV Centre' in Fast Forward. Bill Titcombe also made the illustrations for the wife Audray Titcombe's books and comic strip starring 'Tat the Cat'.

Scooby Doo by Bill Titcombe

Last updated: 2013-12-22

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