Colditz Story, by Tony Weare

Tony Weare took art courses for a period of three years. While perfecting his graphic techniques, he worked in the tobacco industry. Before the War, his work was published in the magazines Britania, John Bull, Nash's, Pearson's, Strand and Windsor. After being mobilized in World War II, Weare focused on creating comics. He started working for Mickey Mouse Weekly, where he took on series like 'Pride of the Circus', 'Savage Splendour', 'Robin Alone' and, most notably, 'Billy Brave'. At the same time, he appeared in the publications Comet, Cow Boy Comics, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express.

Matt Mariott, by Tony Weare

In the mid-1950s, Weare was contacted by the Associated Newspaper agency to start a western. This resulted in the 'Matt Mariott' series, which ran until 1977 in the London Evening News. Weare also created biographies of Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Jack the Ripper for Tornado, as well as 'Rockwood' in Look & Learn. In the 1980s, Weare retired and took up painting.

Matt Mariott, by Tony Weare

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