TITCOMBE, William [Bill] T. R.

1938 - ?

Bill Titcombe

Born at Romford, Essex in 1938, son of Stewart Leslie Titcombe (14 April 1899-1952), a commercial artist, and his wife Edith née Littler, who married at Romford in 1927 and in 1939 were living at 11 Eccleston Crescent, Ilford, Essex. Bill married at Harrow, London in 1959, Audrey D. Taylor. British comic book artist Bill Titcombe started illustrating children's comics in the late 1950's. He created 'Buster', the son of Reg Smythe's 'Andy Capp', and drew the title comic of the character's own comic book before Hugh McNeill took over in the 1960's. He is best known for his versatile contributions to 'TV Comic' throughout the 1960's and 1970's. Titcombe drew not only 'TV Terrors', but also a great many comic strips based on TV shows, including 'Bootsie and Snudge', 'The Dickie Henderson Family', 'The Telegoons', 'World Cup Willie', 'Dad's Army', 'Tom and Jerry', 'Bugs Bunny' and 'Barney Bear'. He was also an artist for the 'Dad's Army' comic book published by Piccolo in 1973, and for 'Tom and Jerry' comic books and lolly wrappers. His studio is at 1 Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk and he donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2012 'Bullfinch' and in 2013 a watercolour 'Redstart'..




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