late DENIS GIFFORD, to BRYON WHITWORTH, publisher and
editor of The ILLUSTRATED COMIC JOURNAL way back in 1995.
It concerns the cover to issue #29, which I'd cobbled together utilising a
TERRY WAKEFIELD illustration (and some colour pencils), along
with a new logo which I had designed, lettered and drawn.
Denis was the world's worst typist (as you can see from the examples
(In fact, that's why I eventually ceased my involvement with the title - I
just couldn't justify all the hours of work I put in when the results weren't
making it into print. Being a perfectionist, I found it far too frustrating.)
Denis was much taken with the logo, especially as it featured his
and in due course I received the following letter from him.
drawn close to 30 years ago (1985/'86), so please be kind.
I should perhaps also point out that the variable quality of reproduction
they were originally printed. Bryon ran each copy off on his own colour
photocopier, hence some colour inconsistencies from time to time.
For another Denis Gifford letter, click here.