'Buster the Little Cowboy' (Harold Hare's Own Paper, 20 February 1960)

Tony Hutchings was a mid-20th century British children's book illustrator and comics artist.

Life and career
Tony Hutchings was born as the son of a painter and a mother who was also artistically gifted. His two brothers, Gordon Hutchings and Roger Hutchings would later become illustrators and comics artists in their own right, mostly for the pre-school nursery comics of the Amalgamated Press and IPC. Tony Hutchings was only in his late teens when he published his first comics 'Buster the Little Cowboy' (1959) and 'Dicky and Hoppy' (1960) in IPC's Harold Hare's Own Paper (1959-1961). At the A.P., he later took over drawing 'Sooty', 'Num Num and his Funny Family' and 'Pinkie Puff' for Playhour, comics which were previously drawn by his brother Gordon.

In 1963 the Hutchings brothers established their own graphic studio in Soho, where they worked collectively on their comics, children's book illustrations and animation projects. Like the other two Hutchings brothers his later life and career are shrouded in mystery. Tony Hutchings should not be confused with another British comics artist, Anthony Hutchings.


'Dicky and Hoppy' (Harold Hare's Own Paper, 19 March 1960).

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