Monday, 30 January 2012
"The Floating Jungle", written and illustrated by John Ryan (Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, London 1981)
I was really chuffed to discover this vintage John Ryan book from 1981 in our local second hand bookshop a few weeks ago. It could even be a first edition. Ryan (1921-2009) will always be remembered, of course, for the creation of the legendary Captain Pugwash, a lovable but incompetent pirate featured in many cartoons, children's books and animations. He produced the Pugwash stories originally as comic-strips in from 1957 for the BBC's Radio Times magazine. He was then asked to animate his stories for television, a collaboration that lasted for decades. Here's a link for the 2009 BBC obituary http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8166946.stm
I'll try to post links to some other websites for John Ryan in the near future.