Princess Anita by Bill Mainwaring
Princess Anita (from Dutch magazine Sjors, 1959)

Bill Mainwaring was a British comic book artist, who was active in at least the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In the late 1950s, he drew 'Son of Glory' and 'Pathfinder' for Express, followed by 'Blue for Danger' and 'The Eric Sykes Story' for T.V. Express in 1960 and 1961. Another TV-related comic by Mainwaring was 'Bootsy & Snudge', that ran in TV Comic in 1961. In 1964, he was also present in Wham! with the adventure/humour strip 'Billy Binns and His Wonderful Specs' (script by Ted Cowan).

Billy Binns by Bill Mainwaring
Billy Binns and his Wonderful Specs

Mainwaring was the artist of the romantic and exciting girls' comic 'Princess Anita' in School Friend around the same time. This serial also ran in Dutch magazine Sjors. Mainwaring continued to work for girls' magazines and annuals until the 1970s, appearing in such publications as June, Tammy and Sally (with 'Sara's Kingdom').

The Eric Sykes Story

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