The September 1st 1940 Issue of Picture News previewed a new ‘All Australian Comic Strip Jim Dexter’, which would be debuting the following week. Below is the first installment of Jim Dexter and a profile of creators, writer Alan Marshall and artist John Elliot. Last image is an story illustration signed Phelan.
Following the death of Bluey and Curley creator Alex Gurney in late 1955, Norman Rice assumed art duties on the newspaper strip. Rice drew the strip for less than a year, before tragically dying in a car accident on New Year’s Eve 1956.