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'''Frederick Thomas''' ('''Freddie''') '''Adkins''' was a British comics artist who worked for the [[Amalgamated Press]] from the 1920s to the 1950s. Born in Knightsbridge, London, on [[7 December]] 1894, he joined the ''Daily Mail'' as an office boy after leaving school, his father being an old acquaintance of its proprietor, [[Alfred Harmsworth|Lord Northcliffe]]. In 1908 he transferred to the Amalgamated Press's comics division,<ref name="clark">Alan Clark, ''Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors'', The British Library, 1998, p. 1</ref> where as a self-taught artist, he started off drawing gag cartoons and ghosting for other artists, including the prolific [[Bertie Brown]],<ref name="lambiek">[http://lambiek.net/artists/a/adkins_freddie.htm Freddie Adkins on Lambiek Comiclopedia]</ref> on titles like ''[[Butterfly]]''. His first strip in his own right was "[[Nougat the Nig]]" in ''[[Funny Wonder]]'' in 1920. Other strips he drew in the 1920s included "[[Spick and Span]]" in ''[[Comic Life]]'', "[[Sammy Sample]]" in ''[[Lot-o'-Fun]]'', "[[Reggie Rambler]]" in ''[[Jolly Jester]]'', "[[Professor Botany]]" in ''[[Sunbeam]]'' and "[[Danny and Domino]]" in ''[[Funny Wonder]]''. In the 1930s, he drew "[[Bobby Blue]]", "[[Timothy Topknot]]" and "[[Bimbo the Clown]]" in ''[[Tiger Tim's Weekly]]'', and "[[Flips]]" in ''[[Playbox]]''. He drew "[[Missisippi Max]]" for ''[[Wonder]]'' in 1942, and was still illustrating for the AP's comics as late as 1956, when he drew "[[Our Dolliwogs]]" in ''[[Tiny Tots]]''.<ref name="clark" /> He also contributed as a scriptwriter and letterer.<ref name="lambiek" /> He retired in 1959,<ref name="clark" /> and died in December 1986 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
 
'''Frederick Thomas''' ('''Freddie''') '''Adkins''' was a British comics artist who worked for the [[Amalgamated Press]] from the 1920s to the 1950s. Born in Knightsbridge, London, on [[7 December]] 1894, he joined the ''Daily Mail'' as an office boy after leaving school, his father being an old acquaintance of its proprietor, [[Alfred Harmsworth|Lord Northcliffe]]. In 1908 he transferred to the Amalgamated Press's comics division,<ref name="clark">Alan Clark, ''Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors'', The British Library, 1998, p. 1</ref> where as a self-taught artist, he started off drawing gag cartoons and ghosting for other artists, including the prolific [[Bertie Brown]],<ref name="lambiek">[http://lambiek.net/artists/a/adkins_freddie.htm Freddie Adkins on Lambiek Comiclopedia]</ref> on titles like ''[[Butterfly]]''. His first strip in his own right was "[[Nougat the Nig]]" in ''[[Funny Wonder]]'' in 1920. Other strips he drew in the 1920s included "[[Spick and Span]]" in ''[[Comic Life]]'', "[[Sammy Sample]]" in ''[[Lot-o'-Fun]]'', "[[Reggie Rambler]]" in ''[[Jolly Jester]]'', "[[Professor Botany]]" in ''[[Sunbeam]]'' and "[[Danny and Domino]]" in ''[[Funny Wonder]]''. In the 1930s, he drew "[[Bobby Blue]]", "[[Timothy Topknot]]" and "[[Bimbo the Clown]]" in ''[[Tiger Tim's Weekly]]'', and "[[Flips]]" in ''[[Playbox]]''. He drew "[[Missisippi Max]]" for ''[[Wonder]]'' in 1942, and was still illustrating for the AP's comics as late as 1956, when he drew "[[Our Dolliwogs]]" in ''[[Tiny Tots]]''.<ref name="clark" /> He also contributed as a scriptwriter and letterer.<ref name="lambiek" /> He retired in 1959,<ref name="clark" /> and died in December 1986 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
   
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