Gertrude Mary Wilson, née Bryant (b. Norwich, Norfolk, 25 July 1899; d. July 1986) started life as a schoolteacher. She married comics artist Roy Wilson in 1924. In 1932, Amalgamated Press editor and family friend Leonard Stroud asked Gertrude to write stories for one of his titles, Butterfly. She created the detective character "Roy Keen", and soon became a regular on Butterfly and other comics, writing anonymously. Other strips she wrote included "Inspector Stanley" and "Jane X" for Radio Fun, and "The Secret of Dreadwood" for an unidentified weekly. She left AP in 1956. She also wrote 25 novels, one children's book, and numerous short stories and radio serials.


  • Alan Clarke, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 189-190
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