"This is just from one box of mags which a chum of mine picked up at a car boot sale," wrote long-time TI list member, David Roach, in a note to me last week. "How this little batch survived we'll never know but I'm thrilled they have."
David generously took the time to scan a great huge bunch of illustrations from his recently acquired treasure trove. They represent for us a revelation - "Wow! There were a bunch of very talented illustrators doing romance genre art in England during the 50's!" - and a mystery - "Who the heck were these guys?"
Because, as little info as there is on North American illustrators of the mid-twentieth century, virtually nothing is known (by us anyway) about these British artists.
We're hoping that someone out there will recognize the names of artists like Johnson, Walter Wyles and Fancett shown here (respectively) today - and be able to tell us all more about them.
This week: The talented, forgotten British magazine illustrators of the 50's - with many thanks to David Roach!