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"Robert Rabbit", The Chick's Own

Walter James Holt was born in St. James, Northampton, in the third quarter of 1891, the son of Henry Holt, a bootmaker, and his wife Lydia, née Minards. By 1901 the family were living in Cardiff, and by 1911 Walter was working as a black and white artist for James Henderson & Sons' comics. After Hendersons were taken over by the Amalgamated Press in 1920, he specialised in nursery comics for many years, and continued to work into the 1950s. Strips he drew included:

He died in Cardiff in the second quarter of 1951, aged 59.

References[]

  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 80
  • Denis Gifford, Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, Longman, 1987
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