Tag Archives: Mute

When the Talking Had to Stop


Cathy Carr is known at school for non-stop talking. But then she has to stop talking when she damages her throat in a freak accident and must stay silent for eight weeks, which leads to difficulties.



  • Artist: “B. Jackson”
  • Translated into Dutch as “Toen Cathy zwijgen moest” (When Cathy Had to Be Silent”) and published in Peggy #2/1983.


  • When the Talking Had to Stop – Judy: #1102 (21 February 1981) – #1115 (23 May 1981)


The Face that Haunted Hayley


After a bank robbery where explosives were used, a young girl lost her memory, and her speech. She ran away from hospital and met some fairground people, Pat and Jeff Alford. They discovered she was a talented artist, and decided to cash in by setting her up as an Instant portrait artist. They called her Hayley, and pretended to be her aunt and uncle. Hayley was haunted by the face of an unknown man —but could not resist a strange urge to keep drawing sketches of the mystery man’s face. Hayley’s only friend was Frank, a boy who worked at the fairground.



  • The Face that Haunted Hayley – Mandy: #396 (17 August 1974) – #408 (9 November  1974)