Harold Lloyd

"Harold Lloyd" from Film Fun, 1930s

Thomas Radford was born in the third quarter of 1882 in Shoreditch, London, the son of a horse hair dresser. He worked as a freelance artist from his home in Cookham, Berkshire, for the comics of the Amalgamated Press. Strips he drew included:

His younger brother Bill 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.

Tom died in Windsor, Berkshire, in the first quarter of 1941.


  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, pp. 139-140
  • Denis Gifford, Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, Longman, 1987, p. 192
  • Tom Radford at

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