Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Foreign Favorites: Tiffany Jones


The Daily Sketch's unprecedented two page center spread debut on Wednesday November 11, 1964 of Tiffany Jones, not only introduced their dynamic new character, but the feature's creators as well. Billed as the first all-girl comic strip team in history, Pat Tourret provided her delicate fine-line drawings while Jenny Butterworth wrote the polished well written scripts, which started in a daily format that following Monday. This nineteen year old fashion model was a sunny, real switched-on, with-it girl of the swinging sixties which developed an instant fan following. Readers loved this pert, lively bachelor girl, who was portrayed as every man's dream date, and every girl's best friend next door.

Tiffany Jones was conceived by a strip editor at the Associated Newspaper group who teamed Butterworth, who was a wife of a comic page editor with a degree in English, and Tourrett an accomplished artist and colorist on the various girl British weeklies they produced. By the time Tiffany had reached her one hundredth paper in May 1967 with the Chicago Sun Times, she was already a syndication smash! This beautiful feature eventually reached twenty three countries on five continents, with fifty five newspaper outlets in Canada and America. When the Daily Sketch unfortunately folded, Tiffany Jones quickly moved to the Daily Mail continuing her adventures into the seventies and even inspiring a feature film in 1973 starring actress Anouska Hempel in the title role.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Hi! I´m brazilian. I´n 56. I do have everysingle tiffany strip that has been released in Brasil, or Rio, I am not sure, things were different. But I would like to have the complete work! do you know if there is such a thing? Please! let me know!

Dave Karlen said...

Angela, I do not know of a collection of Tiffany Jones, but would love to see one in print. Thanks for writing.

Paul said...

If you would like to contact us at the ADCCC Newspaper comic strip club - dsccomics@aol.com - we have one story booklet of Tiffany Jones and more to come.

Gatesfield said...

Check classic comics press he is considering a tiffany jones collection.