British cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Maurice Anglo was born in London in 1916. He studied art at the John Cass Art School in the city and began his career as a fashion artist in the 1930s. He drew his first cartoons for SEAC, the official army newspaper for South East Asia Command (1942), and then for Singapore papers (1945). Anglo began writing fiction and created 'Johnny Dekker', a detective story done in the style of Damon Runyon, whom he greatly admired.
Anglo returned to comics by drawing for the titles of small publishers Martin and Reid. He became editor of Paget Publications' comics line and created 'Wonderman' for Premier and Comic Wonder. He opened his own Gower Studios that provided art to many small publishers. For Arnold Miller, Anglo took over a number of established American titles, continuing the series 'Jim Bowie', 'Annie Oakley', and 'Davy Crockett' with English and Spanish artists. He revamped the American 'Captain Marvel' comic for the British market by creating 'Marvelman', 'Young Marvelman' and 'The Marvelman Family', a series of comics drawn by artists like Don Lawrence, Bob Monkhouse, Denis Gifford, Ron Embleton and George Stokes between 1954 and 1963.
Under his own imprint, Anglo published comic books like 'Gunhawks', 'Battle', and 'Captain Miracle', and continued the Classics Illustrated series for Thorpe and Porter. In addition, he reprinted French strips in English and exported English strips to Europe. He edited issues of T.V. Tornado, worked on Look & Cook magazine in the 1970s, and served as gagman for comedian Tommy Cooper. Mick Anglo retired during the 1980s and passed away in October 2011.