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"Gorgeous Gus", The Victor, 1961

Albert Edward "Bert" Vandeput (or Van De Put) was born in Wandsworth, London, on 9 May 1915. He took art classes at the Royal Academy, and taught art and sports at St Francis Xavier College in Liverpool from 1939 to 1950. He settled in north Wales in 1948.

He started drawing comics in the early 1950s, working on "Roy of the Rovers" and "Mystery Ice Ace of the Arrows" (1958-59) for Tiger. In the 1960s he worked for DC Thomson, drawing "Dozy Danny - Football Star in the Making", "The Team of the Doomed", "Brompton Keys", "Limp-Along Leslie", "Wilson the Wonder Athlete" and "The Wolf of Kabul" for The Hotspur, and "Come Away the United", "Jake's Giant Killers", "The Team that Jack Built" and "Gorgeous Gus" for The Victor. He also drew "Brian's Brain" for Odhams Press' Smash.

He died in the fourth quarter of 1972. His younger brother Dave was a letterer for the Amalgamated Press, Fleetway and IPC.

References[]

  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 171

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