An art school graduate, John Godfrey Bernard Worsley sketched his fellow sailors on the armed merchant ship Laurentic. When it was sunk by a German U-boat in 1940, he was rescued by a destroyer, but not before sketching the sinking from his lifeboat. Worsley started working for Eagle as one of the many 'Tommy Walls' artists. In the 1950s, he took over the popular comic strip 'PC49' from Strom Gould.
In the late 1960s, Worsley became the police artist for Scotland Yard, producing more than 1,000 sketches of suspects from victims' descriptions. He also created color illustrations for television readings of children's stories and painted portraits of British military leaders. His wartime sketches were collected in 'John Worsley's War', published in Britain in 1993.