E.Jeffrey pictured the children's comic character Toby Twirl , whose reputation
was always obscured by the shadow of Bestall's Rupert Bear . The stories
were by Sheila Hodgetts and (a major glory this) colouring was by R.S.Clark.
Illustrations are from Toby Twirl Adventures, London undated c1952
an entertaining end paper board game.
Personally I always preferred Toby Twirl to the complacent and creepy
Rupert. I particularly loved TT's fat trousers that were so beautifully
drawn in all positions and angles. The colouring added to much Jeffrey's
fine drawing, particularly a pearlescence and a shimmering quality to
fantasy palaces and ice.
to the new Jeffrey