Saturday, August 2, 2014

Reg Parlett - 110 Years


Today is Reg Parlett's would-be 110th birthday. Reg is one of the all time greats and has illustrated thousands of pages in a career that lasted for over 60 years. I suspect he has drawn more pages than any other British comic artist ever. His first artwork appeared in Merry and Bright when he was 19 and he would go on to draw many well-loved and long running characters such as Billy Bunter, Buster and Ivor Lott and Tony Broke.

Sadly, Reg passed away on 18th November 1991 but I'm sure the love and appreciation for his artistic talent will live on for a long time yet. 

2 comments:

Kid said...

You can bet your boots on that! Reg is one of my all-time favourites.

Christopher Nevell said...

I always love those pictures of creators/artists surrounded by their best known characters.