Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Playhour Stories by Eduardo Teixeira Coelho

POWERFUL Portuguese artist Eduardo Teixeira Coelho (1919-2005) who made the comic strip series “Ragnar le Viking” — illustrated five stories for the British children’s comic Playhour in 1956-57. Records show a sixth, “Green Butterfly,” was sketched and paid for but never published. The majority of strips were written by Playhour’s assistant editor David Roberts.

1956 [2] Nos. 82-87. The Story of the Sleeping Beauty.
1956 [3] Nos. 100-105. The Story of Aladdin.
1956 [4] Nos. 106-111. The Story of Puss-in-Boots.
1957 [5] Nos. 134-137. The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
1957 [6] Nos. 141-147. The Story of Tom Thumb.

The Golden Harp: Ragnar le Viking HERE.
See also Ron Embletons First Painted Strips HERE.
The Waterbabies HERE.
David Roberts HERE.

Thanks to John Wigmans


  1. Great to see those altogether. Love that large panel in
    'Jack and the Beanstalk'. There is another where the giant is reaching out of the cloud, fantastic work!
    Did he ever illustrate 'The Jolly Adventures of Simon Simple' in 'Playhour Pictures' ?

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