Skid Solo by John Vernon
Skid Solo

John Vernon was a British comic artist and illustrator, who was active from the 1940s until the 1980s. He began his career as an advertising artist for Theater Publicity and later worked for the cinema advertising firm Pearl & Dean. From the mid 1950s he became a regular cover illustrator of paperback covers for Panther Books, Hodder & Stoughton, and especially Harborough Publishing's Ace Books line. By the early 1960s he started doing comic book work.

He made the drawings for many issues of Micron's 'Combat Picture Library' starring aviation hero Jeff Curtiss. He then joined Fleetway, starting with 'Casey the Champ' and 'The Ragged Racer' for Tiger. His longest running comic strip was 'Skid Solo', that ran in Tiger from 1965 to 1981. He subsequently contributed to Battle and Eagle, doing features like 'Truck Turpin' and 'Jetblade'. He presumably retired in the mid 1980s.

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