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[[File:BBrown RedSkelton sm.jpg|thumb|right|300px|"[[Red Skelton]]" from ''[[Film Fun]]'', 1952]]
 
[[File:BBrown RedSkelton sm.jpg|thumb|right|300px|"[[Red Skelton]]" from ''[[Film Fun]]'', 1952]]
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'''Albert Thacker "Bertie" Brown''' was born on [[20 December]] 1887 in Epsom, Surrey. His first published work was for [[James Henderson & Sons]]' ''[[Scraps]]'', and he became a staff artist for the [[Amalgamated Press]] in 1908. His first original set was "[[Homeless Hector]]" for ''[[Illustrated Chips]]'', and he also worked for ''[[Merry and Bright]]'', ''[[Comic Cuts]]'' and ''[[Butterfly]]''. From 1915 he drew a [[Charlie Chaplin]] strip for ''[[Funny Wonder]]'', which ran on the front page until 1944, mostly drawn by Brown, occasionally by [[Freddie Adkins]]. Other strips he drew include "[[Pa Perkins and Percy]]" (''Illustrated Chips'', 1922-1958), "[[Dad Walker and his Son Wally]]" (''[[Larks]]'', 1927-1940), "[[Constable Cuddlecook]]" (''[[Jester]]'', 1920s-1940), "[[Smiler and Smudge]]" (''[[Butterfly]]'', 1926-1940) and "[[Will Hay]]" (''[[Jolly Comic]]''). In the 40s he drew numerous strips based radio personalities for ''[[Radio Fun]]'', and in the 50s he added work for ''[[Film Fun]]'' and ''[[TV Fun]]'' as well. His work was initially influenced by [[Tom Browne]] and [[G. M. Payne]], but later became looser and sketchier. He retired in 1959, and died in Croydon, Surrey, in 1974.
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'''Albert Thacker "Bertie" Brown''' was born on [[20 December]] 1887 in Epsom, Surrey. His first published work was for [[James Henderson]]'s ''[[Scraps]]'', and he became a staff artist for the [[Amalgamated Press]] in 1908. His first original set was "[[Homeless Hector]]" for ''[[Illustrated Chips]]'', and he also worked for ''[[Merry and Bright]]'', ''[[Comic Cuts]]'' and ''[[Butterfly]]''. From 1915 he drew a [[Charlie Chaplin]] strip for ''[[Funny Wonder]]'', which ran on the front page until 1944, mostly drawn by Brown, occasionally by [[Freddie Adkins]]. Other strips he drew include "[[Pa Perkins and Percy]]" (''Illustrated Chips'', 1922-1958), "[[Dad Walker and his Son Wally]]" (''[[Larks]]'', 1927-1940), "[[Constable Cuddlecook]]" (''[[Jester]]'', 1920s-1940), "[[Smiler and Smudge]]" (''[[Butterfly]]'', 1926-1940) and "[[Will Hay]]" (''[[Jolly Comic]]''). In the 40s he drew numerous strips based radio personalities for ''[[Radio Fun]]'', and in the 50s he added work for ''[[Film Fun]]'' and ''[[TV Fun]]'' as well. His work was initially influenced by [[Tom Browne]] and [[G. M. Payne]], but later became looser and sketchier. He retired in 1959, and died in Croydon, Surrey, in 1974.
   
 
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==References==
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[[Category:Biographical Dictionary of British Comics: B]]
 

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