Tag Archives: Maria Dembilio

Jade Jenkins’ Stall

Plot

Note: this feature was not actually named Jade Jenkins’ Stall. The titles used were individual titles.

Jade Jenkins runs a bring-and-buy stall. Many of her items have a story behind them. Not surprisingly, each story is concerned with why the seller did not want the item and brought it to the stall – which does not make for happy reading. For example:

  • The karaoke kit (below) gets Sharon discovered as a singer and she becomes famous. But she gets so busy with her career that she has no time for friends and family.
  • A pile of unwanted teddy bears tell how Nicola rues the day she said she loves teddy bears, because she ends up with nothing else for her birthday and people keep lumbering her with even more. She gets rid of the teddies at the stall, hoping they will get the message – but her family just buys the teddies back for her Christmas present!
  • A school blazer tells a sad story about bullying. Denise does not have the courage to stand up for new girl Claire when she gets bullied. Then when Denise transfers to a new school, she finds herself in the same position as Claire, with nobody willing to stand up for her.
  • A tennis racquet is strangely unlucky for whoever has used it. They have won no games since they acquired it and it ended up returned.

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Notes

  • Artists:  Maria Dembilio (main artist) and Norman Lee (#115, #118)
  • This was not actually titled Jade Jenkins’ Stall. The stories appeared with individual titles.
  • First appeared M&J #115 (24 July 1993), it appeared sporadically.
  • Last appeared M&J #221 (5 August 1995)

List of Stories

  • Fame – M&J: #115
  • Whose Song? – M&J: #118
  • Two-Timer – M&J: #120
  • Champion – M&J: #126
  • Rachel – M&J: #135
  • Bear With It – M&J: #137
  • Tall Story – M&J: #138
  • Turnabout – M&J: #142
  • Unlucky for Some – M&J: #143
  • Changed Too Much – M&J: #148
  • Masked Feelings – M&J: #149
  • Broken-Hearted – M&J: #150
  • The Boaster – M&J: #196
  • Happy Holiday – M&J: #198
  • Oh, Brother – M&J: #197
  • Lee’s Story – M&J: #199
  • Time to Choose – M&J: #200
  • Excuses! – M&J: #221

The Boy Zone

Plot

Complete stories about boyfriends and romance. Some had happy endings, some had not. Stories included a girl who makes up a boyfriend so she doesn’t feel left out of conversations, this backfires on her when a boy does ask her out, but on hearing she has a “boyfriend” doesn’t want to have anything to do with a two-timer.

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Notes:

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)
  • Artists: Maria Dembilio (main artist), Guy Peeters, Peter Wilkes
  • The name switched from just “Boy Zone” to “The Boy Zone”
  • Early stories were sometimes reprints of Nikki short stories

Appeared

  • Boy Zone – M&J: #70 (12 September 1992) – #73 (3 October 1992)
  • The Boy Zone – M&J:  #92 (13 February 1993) – #99 (3 April 1993)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #129 (30 October 1993) – #141 (22 January 1994)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #161 (11 June 1994)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #172 (27 August 1994)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #189 (24 December 1994) – #197 (18 February 1995)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J:  #208 (6 May 1995)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #211 (27 May 1995) – #214 (17 June 1995)
  • The Boy Zone  – M&J: #281 (28 September 1996) [art: David Matysiak]

Mandy Annual 1997

Picture Stories

  • Penny’s Place (Pages: 5-12) [Art: Maria Dembilio]
  • Gemma (Pages: 17-22) [Art: Veronica Weir]
  • Stage School (Pages: 23-29) [Art: Juliana Buch]
  • Pony Surprise (Pages: 30-32) [Art: Ian Kennedy]
  • Copy Cat [2 parts] (Pages: 49-53, 97-101) [Art: Edmond Ripoll]
  • Nurses (Pages: 58-64) [Art: Claude Berridge]
  • The Ghost (Pages: 65-69) [Art: Mario Capaldi]
    • Reworking with new art from Judy 1990 (The Ghost of Armley Fell)
  • Dreams (Pages: 70-75) [Art: Ron Lumsden]
  • The Lucky Horseshoe (Pages: 76-78) [Art: Cesar Spadari]
  • Christmas Wish (Pages: 106-111) [Art: Maria Dembilio]

Text Stories

  • The Bridesmaid (Pages: 47-48)
  • The Guy for Rachel (Pages: 88)
  • A Special Date (Pages: 121)

Photo Stories

  • Luck of the Draw (Pages: 13-16)
  • Coincidences (Pages: 116-119)

Features

  • Photos (cover girls) (Pages: 2-3, 126-127)
  • Pin-Up (Pages: 33, 81, 96, 120)
  • Hunky Guys Puzzles (Pages: 34-37)
  • Crunchy ‘n’ Munchy (Pages: 38-39)
  • Make ‘n’ Do (Pages: 40-41)
  • Calendar [3 parts] (Pages: 42-43, 86-87, 124-125)
  • Funny Fax! (Pages: 44-45)
  • This is Me! (Pages: 46)
  • The Problem Is… (Pages: 54-55)
  • Who Needs Mates? (Pages: 56-57)
  • The Problem is… (Pages: 79-80)
  • TV Puzzles (Pages: 82-85)
  • Make ‘n’ Do (Pages: 89)
  • Furry Friends (Pages: 90-91)
  • Pig Out! (Pages: 92-93)
  • Figure It Out (Pages: 94-95)
  • Christmas Puzzles (Pages: 102-105)
  • Puzzle Answers (Pages: 112)
  • Well Made Up! (Pages: 113-115)
  • The Stars Foretell (Pages: 122-123)

Mandy Annual 1995

Picture Stories

  • Penny’s Place (Pages:5-12) [Art: Edmond Ripoll]
  • The Visitor (Pages:13-16) [Art: Ana Rodriguez]
  • Memory (Pages:17-23) [Art: Eduardo Feito]
  • Holiday Magic (Pages:24-28) [Art: Guy Peeters]
  • A Friend for Keeps (Pages:29-32) [Art: Leslie Branton]
  • Stage School (Pages:49-55) [Art: Juliana Buch]
  • The Honourable S.J. (Pages:56-64) [Art: Paddy Brennan]
  • Dream Boy (Pages:65-70) [Art: Julio Bosch]
  • Hold that Tiger! (Pages:71-76) [Art: Wilf Street]
  • The Boy Zone (Pages:77-80) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • Classmates (Pages:97-104) [Art: Maria Dembilio]
  • The Gift Horse (Pages:105-111) [Art: Carlos Freixas]
  • Nurses (Pages:113-118) [Art: Claude Berridge]
  • M & J (Pages:119-121) [Art: Peter Wilkes]
  • Skeleton Corner (Pages: 122-125)

Features

  • Animals (Pages:2-3)
  • M & J Mag (Pages:33)
  • Calendar [3 parts] (Pages: 34-35, 46-47, 94-95)
  • Life at London Zoo (Pages:36-37)
  • Simply the Best (Pages:38)
  • Puzzles ‘n’ Things/ Trivia Puzzles (Pages:39-40)
  • Ha! Ha! (Pages:41)
  • Take That Quiz (Pages:42)
  • Mini Squares (Pages:43)
  • Crosswords (Pages:44)
  • Pin Up (Pages:45, 86, 96)
  • Make ‘n’ Do (Pages:48)
  • M & J Mag (Pages:81)
  • Starscopes (Pages:82-83)
  • Make ‘n’ Do (Pages:84-85)
  • Puzzles on the Box (Pages:87)
  • Name Game / Alphabet Quiz (Pages:88-89)
  • Ready, Steady, Go! (Pages:90-91)
  • Do They Differ? (Pages:92)
  • Make ‘n’ Do (Pages:93)
  • Puzzle Answers (Pages:112)
  • Wish Upon a Star (Pages:126-127)