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September 12, 2007

John T. Robertson, 1919-2007

John T. Robertson, a teacher and writer for the DC Thomson comics magazines for more than three decades, died on July 28 in Duntocher, Scotland. He wrote scripts starting in 1952 for the magazines Bunty The Beano, The Dandy, The Hotspur, Judy, The Rover, and The Wizard. He wrote extensively for the Alf Tupper feature and created the characters Wee Bandy and Ugg the Caveman. He is also believe to have ghosted on several titles.

The above link contains an extensive set of memories from one of his students at Dumbarton Academy; he taught at several institutions over the years and a retirement print made by DC Thomson featured his schoolmaster identity. One obituary notes that among his colorful jobs was a brief period after leaving comics that he spent as an organist in a crematorium.

Robertson is survived by a wife of 10 years, a son and two grandchildren. He was 87 years old.

thanks, Paul Di Filippo
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