I’m slowly working my way back into researching and writing my non-fiction book. As I work I’m coming across little nuggets of information, or images, that are interesting but relevant to my project.
I’ve started sharing these gems on social media and thought it would be nice to round them up on the blog every so often…
From Girl Annual 2 (1954):
From Girl Annual 3 (1955):
Children’s Comics – A Guide for Parents & Teachers by George H. Pumphrey
Pumphrey wasn’t the only person who saw comics as being harmful to British children and the 1950s saw comics brought to the attention of the British Government and some being banned.
Thanks to writer Stephen Gallagher for letting me know on Twitter that Pumphrey features in the comics history book – Haunt of Fears by Martin Barker that explores the banning of horror comics in the UK and how the British Communist Party were involved!