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"Uncle Squibs and his Naughty Nibs", Jester, 1928-1932

William Francis "Bill" Radford was born in Shoreditch, London, on 30 April 1892, the son of a horse hair dresser. He worked as a freelance artist from his home in South Chingford, mainly for the comics of the Amalgamated Press. Strips he drew include:

His older brother Tom was also a comics artist, working for many of the same titles in a similar style - confused AP staff occasionally sent payment to the wrong brother.

Bill died in the first quarter of 1972 in Enfield, Middlesex. In 1975 his son Raymond raised £5,600 at an auction of his father's collection of comics and original artwork.

References[]

  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 140
  • Denis Gifford, Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, Longman, 1987, p. 234
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