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On this day, 13 September 1975: Lindy

On this day, 13 September 1975: Lindy

Cover artwork: Diane Gabbot (Defiant Daisy), Poor Law Polly (Roy Newby)

On this day, 13 September 1975 … As I mentioned when looking at the first issue of Lindy, its comic content wasn’t a lot different from what was appearing in sister paper Jinty at the same time, but it’s even more enjoyable to read now because of Lindy’s higher production values. The publication’s taller pages and higher-grade paper showcase the technical qualities of artists such as Diane Gabbot, Jesus Redondo, Roy Newby and Miguel Quesada to great effect. They also allow for some terrific colour reproduction for Lindy’s poptastic centre-page Super Starchart – how about that for an example of mid-1970s glam (tainted for twenty-first century eyes by the shuddersome Paul Gadd) – and the moody Alvin Stardust poster on the back cover.

Highlights for me are: the latest episode of Defiant Daisy, the story of a feisty orphan cocking a snook at the toffee-noses of the posh school to which she has been sent; The Pointing Finger, following the adventures of a girl cursed with Jekyll and Hyde personality switches, illustrated by Redondo, one of my favourite artists from my own youth; and the final part of The Last Green Valley, an epic quest trek-style story about a group of youths seeking a new home for their community in a Britain in the grip of a new Ice Age.

Thanks to A Resource on Jinty website for creator credits.

  Defiant Daisy: Diane Gabbot (artist)

Defiant Daisy: Diane Gabbot (artist)

Defiant Daisy: Diane Gabbot (artist)

The Pointing Finger: Jesus Redondo (artist)

The Pointing Finger: Jesus Redondo (artist)

Poor Law Polly: Roy Newby (artist)

Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

Pavement Patsy: Miguel Quesada (artist)

The Last Green Valley: creators unknown

The Tin-mine Ponies: Manuel Cuyàs (artist)

Hard Days for Hilda: Terence Magee (writer), Dudley Wynne (artist)

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