Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs

"Ginger Meggs" is the longest-running Australian comic strip; it features the escapades of the title character, a red-haired pre-pubescent boy with considerable talent for mischief. Most of the strips include either a sense-moral or a wisdom phrase written on one of the images.

Meggs first appeared, titled "Us Fellers", in the "Sunbeams" section of the Sydney "Sunday Sun" on 13 November 1921, drawn by Jimmy Bancks, and remains widely syndicated today appearing in over 120 newspapers in 32 countries. After Jimmy Bancks, Ginger was drawn by Ron Vivian, then Lloyd Piper and James Kemsley. Ginger Meggs was made into a feature film by Jonathan Dawson in 1982.

On December 3, 2007, James Kemsley, cartoonist for Ginger Meggs for 23 years, passed away at his home in Welby, New South Wales.The Ginger Meggs strip will be written, drawn by Jason Chatfield and coloured by Hywel Kemsley. In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honour lists, the Australian Government posthumously recognised Kemsley for his efforts with the Medal of the Order of Australia.


* " [ A birthday celebration for Ginger Meggs: congratulations to the little Aussie battler] " / by Robert Holden (1986)
* "Just a little ginger headed feller" / words and music by Mary Brett; arr. by Tom Davidson (194?)
* " [ The comic adventures of Ginger Meggs] " / created by Jimmy Bancks, written and drawn by James Kemsley (1986, ISBN 0-7316-0697-3)
* " [ Further adventures of Ginger Meggs] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs and Herbert the billy goat] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs and the country cousin] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs annual] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs at large: based on the stories and characters of Bancks] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs] " / created by Jimmy Bancks, written & drawn by Kemsley
* " [ Ginger Meggs' lucky break] "
* " [ Ginger Meggs meets the test] " / written by Bill Peach, illustrated by Dan Russell (19765, ISBN 0-207-13601-7)
* " [ Ginger Meggs" the sunbeams song] " music / by Henry T. Hayes & Billy Edwards (c1923)
* " [ Ginger Meggs] " / words and music by Jack O'Hagan
*Ginger Meggs (Feature Film), Jonathan Dawson ,1982) "/directed by Jonathan Dawson

External links

* [] - Meggs strips and a comprehensive history
* " [ Ginger Meggs: Australia's favourite comic strip!] / Jed Kemsley
* [] - Feature Film Ginger Meggs,(1982)

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