Tom Tully
Comic Writer - Tom Tully

Tom Tully obtained a diploma in story writing for children after having worked as a Clerical Officer in a government office. He did his National Service in the RAF as an accountant. Tully devoted years of effort to make himself known as a freelance (independent) writer.

Tully's portfolio looks like a who's who of British comic strips, and includes: Roy of the Rovers (1969-1974), Nipper, Johnny Red, The Leopard of Lime Street (drawn by Mike Western), The Mind of Wolfie Smith (drawn variously by Vanyo, Ian Gibson, Jesús Redondo), Goalmouth, Kelly's Eye (drawn variously by Brett Ewins and Francisco Solano Lopez and known as L'oeil de Zoltec in France) and Janus Stark (drawn by Francisco Solano Lopez), Steel Claw (drawn by Jesús Blasco), Mytek the Mighty (drawn by Eric Bradbury, and known as King-Kong le robot in France), and the football stories Raven on the Wing (Romano in France) for Valiant and Leave it to Lefty.

He also wrote Heros the Spartan for the Eagle which was drawn by Frank Bellamy. Then on to Dan Dare (issues 100-126 between February-August 1979) and Harlem Heroes (issues 1-27), both drawn by Dave Gibbons. He wrote Inferno (drawn by Massimo Belardinelli) andThe Mean Arena (drawn variously by John Richardson, Eric Bradbury, Mike White, and Steve Dillon).

Tully is now retired and lives in Glasgow.


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