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Phil Gascoine (8 June 1934 – August 2007)[1] was a British comics artist, best known for his work in comics such as Jinty, Bunty, and Battle Action, for which he drew The Sarge.[2]

Phil Gascoine
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Phil Gascoine at the London Comics Festival, 2004
Born (1934-06-08) 8 June 1934 (age 85)


On leaving school at the age of 15, Phil Gascoine worked in various London art studios until leaving to do his National Service. On his return, his first comic book work was on a series of pocket-sized comics based on TV medical drama Emergency Ward Ten.

His comics career covered 45 years of work on varied titles as a freelancer, in the British, American, and European comics markets.

He died in August 2007 after a short illness.

Partial bibliographyEdit

For a more complete list of credits, see


  • Battle Action
    • The Sarge
    • Sailor Sam
    • The Wilde Bunch
    • The News Team
  • Jinty
    • No Cheers for Cherry
    • Badgered Belinda

DC ThomsonEdit


  • Look-in
    • Knight Rider
    • Robin of Sherwood
  • Wendy


DC ComicsEdit


  1. ^ Holland, Steve. "Phil Gascoine (1934–2007)," Bear Alley (August 17, 2007).
  2. ^ Downthetubes interview Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, 2006 Interview with added tributes.


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