Sunday, 25 April 2010


'The Reluctant Dragon' comic strip which was serialized in Britain's Mickey Mouse comics magazine in 1949 as a single-row strip spread over the top rims of two central pages was a redrawn version of the comics story published as a "one-shot" comics in the US in 1941 (which itself was an adaptation of the feature-length Disney movie from the same year). The above scan (broken into two due to the constraints of my scanner) is of the first installment of the British version (from no. 488) and below images are of the first three pages of the original American version:
The British version, which, in my opinion, is actually an improvement over the American original by Irvin Tripp, was probably the work of Basil Reynolds.

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