Judy for Girls 1982

Picture Stories

  • Lost Saturday (Pages: 5-9)
  • Junior Nanny (Pages: 13-15)
  • Her Finest Hour (Pages: 17-19)
  • Danger, Min at Work! (Pages: 24-25)
  • Wee Slavey (Pages: 27-31)
  • Lost Chance (Pages: 37-39)
  • The Afanc (Pages: 42-46)
  • Big ‘n’ Bertha (Pages: 50-51)
  • Born to Dance (Pages: 52-55)
  • Dottie’s New Year (Pages: 56-57)
  • Cora Cupid (Pages: 58-63)
  • The Honest Thief (Pages: 65-67)
  • Anita’s Butler (Pages: 74-76)
  • First-Time Faith (Pages: 77-79)
  • Pony Tales (Pages: 80)
  • Is a Goldfish Really a Girl’s Best Friend? (Pages: 81-83)
  • The Golden Touch (Pages: 84-87)
  • The Haunted Churchyard (Pages: 91-95)
  • Boyfriends (Pages: 97)
  • Abandoned! (Pages: 98-101)
  • Bobby Dazzler (Pages: 106-107)
  • Schoolgirl Vet (Pages: 109-111)
  • The Warning (Pages: 113-115)
  • Party Girl (Pages: 121-125)

Text Stories

  • Sez Sue (Pages: 22-23)
  • The Meat-Pie Pony (Pages: 32)
  • Miss Match! (Pages: 104-105)
  • Home Cooking (Pages: 112)

Photo Stories

  • The Racket (Pages: 71-73)


  • Photos (Pages: 2-3, 126-127)
  • Powder ‘n’ Paint (Pages: 10-11)
  • Budding Beauty (Pages: 12)
  • Take a Turn on the Judy Ski-Course (Pages: 16)
  • Dottie’s Ye Olde Joke Book (Pages: 20-21)
  • Party Box Maker/ Cracker Crossword (Pages: 26)
  • Wedding Traditions (Pages: 33)
  • Backstage at the Dance (Pages: 34-36)
  • Design-a-Card (Pages: 40-41)
  • Judy Reader’s Calendar 1982 (Pages: 47)
  • Confessions (Pages: 48)
  • Time Well Waisted (Pages: 49)
  • Message Scrambler/Hobby Hint (Pages: 64)
  • Could You Be a Star?… (Pages: 68-69)
  • Rock-a-Bye (Pages: 70)
  • Fly a Kite (Pages: 88-89)
  • Winter Warmers (Pages: 90)
  • Midnight Garden (Pages: 101)
  • What an Idea! (Pages: 102-103)
  • Natty Napkin Rings (Pages: 108)
  • Flying Gems (Pages: 116-117)
  • The Cut ‘n’ Curl Caper (Pages: 118-119)
  • Magic Rings (Pages: 120)

8 thoughts on “Judy for Girls 1982

  1. I think this annual is one of Judy’s best. “Party Girl” is one of my favourite stories from this annual.

    Oh, in “Her Finest Hour”, “relieve” should be “relive”.

  2. I don’t think Samantha really meant what she said about poisoning her grandmother. It was only annoyance. By the way, the panel where she meets the host is definitely one of the best. I love it!

    1. It’s questionable whether she really meant to kill her, but it does seem what deters her is fear of getting caught more than affection for her grandmother. It is great story, would have fit well in Misty too!

      1. It could be Samantha’s neglect of her grandmother was a subconscious act to kill her, so perhaps the neglect was more deliberate than we think or she realised.

  3. Yes, Harriet’s fate is harsh, and we feel for her. The thing is, having an undeserving girl meeting this fate makes the message about being careful what you wish for and how you phrase it much stronger because it’s grimmer. It would have been less so if Harriet had deserved a comeuppance like Samantha.

  4. Some artist suggestions:

    “Lost Chance”: Claude Berridge
    “Cora Cupid” and “Bobby Dazzler”: Giorgio Letteri
    “First-Time Faith”: Jim Baikie
    “Party Girl”: I would have said that this is definitely Matias Alonso

    And a couple which are more speculative:

    “Born to Dance” and “Abandoned!”:
    These are from the same hand as the main artist for “The Emma Report”, and it looks to me as if this might be Jose Ariza.

    “Lost Saturday”:
    This artist did several other stories for Judy Annuals around this time, including “The Boy Next Door” (1975), “Gloomy Day” (1977) and “What a Day!” (1978). I wondered if it might be Martin Puigagut, although I have very little to go on. The most definite identification I can find for this artist is the Misty story “The House Across the Way”, which is attributed to him on Julia Round’s website. Here’s a page for comparison (there are two links as I’m not sure which one will work):


    The treatment of the eyes in particular is very characteristic, and looks to me to be very similar to the treatment by the Judy artist in these stories.

    1. Thanks Goof! For Lost Saturday I can see similarities to those you linked. I wonder if someone else did the colouring for the annuals, or whether the artist would do their own colouring. It give a whole different look to the black and white that you linked. The colour of the flames and lighting on their faces is so well done.

      1. Yes, it would be interesting to know. The only instance where I know that separate colourists were used is the Rupert Annuals, where the rather mysterious Doris Campbell provided the colour (and a lot of the quality) for Alfred Bestall’s annual stories for decades.

        I’m inclined to think that DC Thomson may have used specialist colourists for their girls’ annuals, because the quality and consistency of the colour was so high – even the very first Bunty and Judy annuals in the early 1960’s had brilliant colour, far better than most of their rivals at that time. Also they certainly seemed to use separate colourists in the last few annuals, where reprinted stories were often re-coloured as colour printing became easier and cheaper.

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