John Allard (b. c. 1928) assisted Stephen P. Dowling on the science fiction strip Garth from shortly before its launch in 1943, drawing backgrounds and inking while studying at St Martin's School of Art. After Dowling retired he drew the strip solo from 1968 to 1971. From 1971, when Frank Bellamy took over as artist, he became one of the strip's writers. He became cartoons editor of the Daily Mirror in 1986, and created the football strip Scorer. He retired in 1992.
- Garth on Wikipedia
- Lee Davis, My Travels with Garth - an interview with John Allard, July 1993