|John Ryan in 1993|
John Ryan is unforgettable to Eagle readers as the creator of 'Captain Pugwash' (which first appeared as a comic strip in Eagle in 1950) and the longer running strip cartoon series 'Harris Tweed', which ran for twelve years.
During his long career, he created many characters and produced a large body of work including numerous books and artworks. 'Captain Pugwash' he turned into a very successful series of illustrated books and an animated series on BBC television. A cartoon strip of 'Captain Pugwash' ran in Radio Times for eight years. He created 'Lettice Leefe' for Eagle's companion paper Girl, and 'Sir Boldasbrass' for Swift. He also devised 'The Adventures of Sir Prancelot' and 'Mary, Mungo and Midge'.
More information on the exhibition is available on the Rye Art Gallery website.
More biographical information on John Ryan can be read in his Eagle Times obituary.
Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday to Wed inclusive - Closed.Thanks to the curator, John's daughter, Isabel, for letting us know about the exhibition.
Thurs 10:30-13:30 and 14:00-17:00
Fri 10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
Sat 10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
The picture of John Ryan was taken during the Eagle Society's visit to Rye in 1993.