The Stolen King by GW Backhouse
The Stolen King

G. William Backhouse studied art at Heatherleys and began his career working for Modern Art Studios. He worked for several publications of the Amalgamated Press. He created the adventures of the Alsatian wonderdog 'Strongheart the Magnificent' for Comic Life in 1927. It subsequently ran in My Favourite (1928-1949), Sparkler (1934-1939), Crackers (1939-1941) and Jingles (1944-1949), although by then it was drawn by other artists.

Tammy the Sheepdog by GW Backhouse
Tammy the Sheepdog (1956)

In the late 1930s, he drew 'The Stolen King' for Comic Cuts and 'Buffalo Bill' for Butterfly. His specialization in drawing animals and nature resulted in him drawing George Cansdale's animal feature in Eagle (1954), the 'Tammy the Sheepdog' strip in Swift (1955-1958), and many wildlife illustrations for Look and Learn and Treasure. Backhouse has furthermore made book illustrations for publisher Collins from London, including 'The Children's Picture Dictionary' from 1951 and modern editions of 'Alice In Wonderland' and Enid Blyton's 'Shadow the Sheepdog'.

Buffalo Bill by GW Backhouse
Buffalo Bill

GW Backhouse at the Bear Alley blog

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