Tag Archives: Tony Speer

The Glade of Lost Children

Plot

At the end of the 15th century, during the Wars of the Roses, some of the peasants around Moorford, homeless and starving, leave their children in a forest glade which has a magic reputation. The children are never seen again and it is believed that the forest sprites are taking care of them. Jane Shaw, the young daughter of a farmer, discovers that the children are really being cared for by Lady Marston and her huge servant, Wat, in her castle, while her husband is away fighting. Jane’s own parents have disappeared and her home is burned down, so she joins Lady Marston to help look after the children.

Notes

  • Art: Tony Speer

Appeared

  • The Glade of Lost Children – Judy: #278 (8 May 1965) – #284 (19 June 1965)

Penny the Post

Plot

Young Penny Hughes lives with her  grandparents in the small welsh village of Llangower. Her grandfather is postman and, when he becomes ill, Penny sacrifices her chance to go to university so that she can take over the job as postman until he is well again, thus keeping the job open for him.

Notes

  • Art: Tony Speer

Appeared

  • Penny the Post – Judy: #248 (10 October 1964) – #262 (16 January 1965)

Other Appearances:

  • Penny the Post – Judy Annual 1966

Debbie 1980

Picture Stories

  • Mary Brown’s Schooldays (Pages: 4-9) [Art: Pamela Chapeau]
  • The Night Before Christmas (Damian Darke) (Pages: 12-16) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • Skip ‘n’ Rope (Pages: 19-23)
  • Stepping Out to Stardom (Pages: 24-25)
  • Meg of the Moors (Pages: 26-30) [Art: “B Jackson”]
  • Little Sis (Pages: 41-42) [Art: Doris Kinnear]
  • Jo and Mo (Pages: 43-47) [Art: Tom Hurst]
  • The House That Cared (Pages: 50-54) [Art: Jordi Badia Romero?]
  • My Pal Lou (Pages: 57-61)
  • Little Miss Featherfeet (Pages: 64-68) [Art: George Martin}
  • If You Can Help Somebody… (Pages: 72-76)[Art: Carmen Barbara]
  • Little Sis (Pages: 79-80) [Art: Doris Kinnear]
  • Trixie’s Treasure Chest (Pages: 83-87) [Art: Robert MacGillivray]
  • The Bionic Horse (Pages: 90-94)  [Art: Peter Davidson?]
  • The Flower Princess (Pages: 97-99)
  • Polly’s Patches (Pages: 102-104) [Art: Tony Speer]
  • London’s Burning! (Pages: 113-117) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Swan Song (Pages: 120-125) [Art: Tony Hudson]

Text Stories

  • The Silver Locket (Abigail’s Tale-1666)  (Pages: 17-18)
  • The Silver Locket (Morag’s Tale-1746)  (Pages: 39-40)
  • …A  Poor Church Mouse… (Pages: 70-71)
  • The Silver Locket (Alice’s Tale-1840)  (Pages: 81-82)
  • The Silver Locket (May’s Tale-1912)  (Pages: 95-96)
  • The Silver Locket (Jane’s Tale-1979)  (Pages: 105-106)
  • Goodbye, Lonliness (Pages: 118-119)

Photo Stories

  • The Wishing Well (Pages: 33-37)
  • The Forbidden Garden (Pages: 107-111)

Features

  • Autumn Poem (Pages: 2-3)
  • Herbs Can Grow On You! (Pages: 10-11)
  • Accidents Will Happen (Pages: 31-32)
  • Superpets (Pages: 38)
  • Teaser Time (Pages: 48)
  • Superpets (Pages: 49)
  • Fabulous Falabellas! (Pages: 55-56)
  • Room for Improvement (Pages: 62-63)
  • Superpets (Pages: 69)
  • These Legs were Meant for Dancing! (Pages: 77-78)
  • Jim Fixed It! (Pages: 88-89)
  • It’s a Knock-Out! (Pages: 100-101)
  • Teaser Time (Pages: 112)
  • Spring Poem (Pages: 126-127)

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Tina the Tester (1967-68)

Plot

Tina Roberts works for a firm that tests new products to ensure they live up to the manufacturers’ claims before they go on sale. This leads to all sorts of scrapes and adventures.

Notes

  • Artist: Diane Gabbot (also Gabbott)

Appeared

  • Tina the Tester –  Bunty: #519 (December 23 1967) – #530 (March 9 1968).

Other Appearances:

Annual appearances:

  • Bunty annual 1969
  • Bunty annual 1970
  • Bunty annual 1971
  • Bunty annual 1974

Summer specials

  • Bunty summer special 1968
  • Bunty summer special 1971
  • Bunty summer special 1972
  • Bunty summer special 1973. Diane Gabbot drew all of these.

PSL

  • Tina the Tester: Bunty PSL #242. The artist for this was Tony Speer.

 

Polly’s Patches

Plot

Polly Peckham has a pair of trousers covered in patches. Each patch comes from a different time period, and whenever Polly rubs a patch, she time travels to that respective time period.

pollys-patches

Notes

  • Art: Tony Speer

Appeared

  • Polly’s Patches – Debbie: #322 (14 April 1979) – #329 (2 June 1979)

Other Appearances:

  • Polly’s Patches  Debbie Annual 1980
  • Polly’s Patches  Debbie Annual 1984