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Artist Picture

1904 - 1993

During the Second World War, Davies' realistic genre of comic design and early automotive interests were used at the Ministry of Information as demonstrated in INF 3/1586 from The National Archives' collection.

Although Roland Davies studied to be a lithographer, he soon changed career and became an illustrator first working on cinema posters and automotive magazines Autocar and Motor Cycle. In 1928 he drew illustrations and covers for Modern Boy. In 1932 he first appeared in the Sunday Express with the comic strip ‘Come on, Steve!' - four years later the strip was animated.

Davies also drew for The Beano, and TV Comic. In 1970, Davies left comics and devoted his attention to painting.