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"The Silent Three", art by Evelyn Flinders, School Friend annual, 1957

Stewart J. D. Pride was born in the second quarter of 1912 in Epsom, Surrey, the son of comic artist Sidney Pride and his wife Dorothy, née Corke. He worked in editorial for the Amalgamated Press. In the early 1950s he was editor of School Friend, where he created "The Silent Three" with co-writer Horace Boyten and artist Evelyn Flinders. In 1961 he was appointed managing editor of the AP's girls' publications.


  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 138
  • Cloud Chamber 106, June 2000