Tag Archives: Modelling

I Don’t Want to Be a Model! [1984]

Plot

Roslyn Grant is taken in by Gerda Grayson, a (so-called) friend of her mother’s while her mother is away. Grayson abuses Rosyln into becoming a model and holds her prisoner by removing her glasses so Roslyn can’t see properly, and takes her out of school. When Roslyn tries to run away, she is caught, and the label of runaway gives Grayson even more blackmail power over Roslyn. Eventually Roslyn learns that Grayson’s cruelty is due to a long-standing jealousy she has held against her mother ever since their school days, and Grayson has a long record of bullying.

Notes

  • Artist: Rodney Sutton

Appeared

  • I Don’t Want to Be a Model! – Tracy: #235 (31 March 1984) – #243 (26 May 1984)

 

 

The Wilde Bunch

Plot

Carol Wilde has to find and manage a new bunch of children for a model agency. As the children have to be ordinary, cheeky and scruffy kids off the streets, this assignment is a handful for Carol.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Wilde Bunch –  Bunty:  #1619 (21 January 1989) – #1630 (8 April 1989)

Other Appearances

  • The Wilde Bunch –  Bunty Annual 1990

Last Chance for Laura

Plot

Laura Patterson’s modelling career is on the line because success has gone to her head and made her arrogant and badly behaved. When Laura’s misbehaviour causes an accident that damages her face, her younger sister Amy agrees to pretend to be her in the modelling assignments until her face heals. It is vital that the deception is not discovered because it would definitely destroy Laura’s career after her misconduct. Amy is also using her pose as Laura to convey the image that Laura has reformed and thus saving her career. Privately, though, the real Laura is proving slow to reform.

Notes

  • Artist: Ron Lumsden

Appeared

  • Last Chance for Laura –  Bunty: (?) – #1886 (5 March 1994)

Sleeping Beauty from the Stars

Plot

On the stern planet Xerox, a beauty queen is banished to the planet Peutridd for playing practical jokes. En route to Peutridd, she escapes aboard an Earth space capsule and falls asleep. On Earth, she is awakened Sleeping-Beauty style by a kiss from reporter Percy Prince. With Percy’s help she takes the name of Stella Saturn and gets a job as a fashion model. But when the Xeroxians discover Stella’s escape they send two of their Collectors to recapture her, which forces her and Percy to go on the run.

Sleeping Beauty

Notes

Appeared

  • Sleeping Beauty from the Stars –  Mandy: #958 (25 May 1985) – #969 (10 August 1985)

 

The Sad Star

Plot

Annabel Richards has lived with her cruel Aunt Flo and Uncle Fred Barlow since she was two and is forced to drudge for them and her cousins Celia and Shannon. When Annabel gets discovered by a modelling agency and is on the rise to television stardom, this leads to even more cruelty as her guardians set out to profit from her new job.


(The Sad Star – 1971)

Annabel 1
(The Sad Star – 1974)

Notes

  • When The Sad Star was remade as a picture story, its blurb said it was the most popular story-in-type to appear in Mandy. It was popular enough to be reprinted as a text story and as a picture story.

Appeared

  • The Sad Star (text story) – Mandy:  #215 (27 February 1971) – (?)
  • Reprinted as picture story – Mandy: #365 (12 January 1974) – #377 (06 April 1974)
  • Reprinted as picture story – Mandy: #675 (22 December 1979) – #687 (15 March 1980)
  • Reprinted as text story – Mandy: #984 (23 November 1985) – (?)
  • Reprinted as picture story: Mandy #1147 (07 January 1989) – #1159 (1 April 1989)

Go-Getter Gail!

Plot:

Gail Carter is plain and shy. She is the dogsbody of her family and they put her down all the time. She gets fed up with this and decides to become a real go-getter. Her new path gets her into modelling. Gail’s family is not supportive, but the new go-getter Gail is determined to make her own way.

Gail

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Go-Getter Gail! –  Debbie: #165 (10 April 1976) – #176 (26 June 1976)

Little Amy

Plot

Amy Miller is thirteen, but small for her age. When photographer Don Dawson mistakes Amy for an eight-year-old, her unscrupulous Aunt Pearl forces her to keep up the deception in order to work as a model. Aunt Pearl even goes as far as to keep Amy underfed in order to stunt her growth.

Amy

Notes

Appeared

  • Little Amy –  Tracy: #277 (19 January 1985) , continued in Judy & Tracy: #1306 (19 January 1985) – (?)