Probably second in fame to The Strand Magazine, which it imitated, this was a heavily romantic publication (i.e. stories of both love and adventure).  Authors include Max Pemberton, C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne ("Captain Kettle" stories), Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, & Baroness Orczy.  It was published from 1896 until the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Aftermath.

This publication was also where the first of Studdy's "running dogs" appeared.  They were also issued as framable prints on thick card.

When you are on a good thing

If you see a good thing

So easy!

Hard Lines!

Much later came this series of Christmas Nightmares, all in the 1934 Christmas edition.

The B.B.C. Announcer dreams that he can't get a word out.

The Film Star has a lovely dream about her rivals.

The Curator at the Zoo receives a present from Bonnie Scotland.

The Point-Duty Policeman has a nasty one.

The Road Mender dreams that he goes carol-singing with his drills.

Mickey Mouse dreams that Minnie elopes with King Kong.

Three blind pups.

No, we don't want that 'ere!

The leading UK popular fiction magazine, a major trendsetter at the turn of the last century and still a well-known name in the present.  Founded in 1891, it ran monthly until 1950, then from 1961 - 1963, and finally a second revival from 1998 to present (based in the U.S.)  In its initial run, it published most of the famous writers of its day, in particular A. Conan Doyle (the "Sherlock Holmes" short stories, which set the fashion for series stories), W.W. Jacobs, H.G. Wells, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Hugh Walpole, and Dorothy L. Sayers.  Studdy only made a few contributions that I've come across (so far), plus there were several Studdy Dog/Bonzo adverts in it.

A humourous contribution.

An illustrated story.

Images from an illustrated story "Sago"

Images from an illustrated story "Johnny buys a "Pup"

Unknown Issues

These next three images are from either an unknown publisher or from around this period.

An Awful Moment.

A Bolt From The Blue.


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