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Beaumont comet1948

"The Golden Scarab", The Comet, 1947

Reginald Beaumont was born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, on 20 February 1919, and drew for small publishers in the 1940s. He started with R. and L. Locker in 1946, drawing at least four complete comics: The Tiny Comic, The Midget Comic, The Little Wonder and Hurricane Adventure.

He then moved to Martin and Reid where he wrote and drew The Grand Adventure Comic (1946) and contributed to Jolly Chuckles ("Atomic Mission", 1947), Merry-Go-Round ("The Lama's Revenge", 1947), Merry Moments ("Ace Powell", 1948) and Jolly Adventures ("Devil Lion", 1949).

He also worked for J. B. Allen, drawing "Jungle Lord" and "The Golden Scarab" for The Comet and "Sherwood Outlaw" for Sun (1947), and Modern, where he wrote and drew Red Ranger. He next worked for Scion, drawing for All Star Comic ("Crasher Cane", 1948), All Fun Comic ("Time Conqueror", 1949) and Comic Adventures ("Ricky of the Railroad", 1949). He also contributed to Rayburn's Happy Tuppenny and John Matthew's Merry Maker. He sometimes signed his work "Beau". Most, if not all, of the stories drawn by Reg Beaumont were written by his brother George Harry Beaumont (1924-2004).

He died in Taunton Deane, Somerset, in 1976.

ReferencesEdit

  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 11

Online referenceEdit

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