Disney artists UK
Not long after the launch of the 'Mickey Mouse' newspaper comic in the US, the British company Dean launched the Mickey Mouse Annual. The Annual contained short stories drawn by the British artist Wilfred Haughton. Britain is therefore probably the first European country to produce its own Disney stories. The Mickey Mouse Weekly appeared from 1936 to 1959. During its first years, this tabloid sized magazine had reprints of the American newspapers comics, but also some comics of its own.
Ward, William A.
Walt Disney arrived in England in June 1935, and was welcomed by this cartoon in Punch: 'Public Benefactor No. 1', by Ernest H. Shepard