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John Ryan Autographed Sketch of Captain Pugwash

£250.00

John Ryan Autographed Sketch of Captain Pugwash

PT685

£250.00

  • An original artwork by legendary cartoonist and Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan 

John Ryan (1921-2009) was a British cartoonist who is most well known for creating the popular children's cartoon, Captain Pugwash.

Captain Pugwash first appeared in classic comic book Eagle, but was dropped due to being too "childish" for the target audience.

The BBC commissioned a Captain Pugwash television series in 1957 which ran until 1966. The character also appeared in the BBC Radio Times from 1960 until 1968.

An original drawing of Captain Pugwash by John Ryan measuring 5 x 7.5 inches and mounted to an overall size of 8 x 11 inches.

The sketch shows Pugwash in a full length pose, standing in a field with flowers holding a sword.Ryan has written the title "Captain Pugwash" above the sketch and has added his autograph beneath it. In fine condition.

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