Jenny Butterworth was a prolific writer of comics from the 1950s to the 1970s. Her best known creations include the full page historical adventure strip 'Wulf the Briton', originally illustrated by Ruggero Giovannini, in the British boys' comic Express Weekly in the late 1950s (Ron Embleton took over as writer-artist in 1957), and the daily newspaper strips Patti, drawn by Bob Hamilton, in the Daily Mirror from 1959 to 1961, and Tiffany Jones, drawn by Pat Tourret in the Daily Sketch and Daily Mail from 1964 to 1977. She also wrote children's books, including Daisy (1976), The Bird Whistle (1977), The Cat CameBack (1978), The Summer Island (1980) and The House in the Woods (1984). Her husband Mike Butterworth was also a comics writer.


Patricia Tourret (b. London, 1929) was educated at Harrow Art School before becoming a freelance illustrator. She created the daily strip, Tiffany Jones, about the adventures of a model, with writer Jenny Butterworth in the Daily Sketch and Daily Mail from 1964 to 1977, which was also syndicated worldwide and spawned a 1973 film starring Anouska Hempel. She also drew for British girls' comics, including Boyfriend, in the early 1960s, and has illustrated children's books and educational books.

Due to the all women team the style in Tiffany Jones not surprisingly presented a new girlish design that was copied by many other artists in the years thereafter producing art for comics magazines aimed for girls. I had difficulty locating sample art, but then I came across a big envelope I received from Bulls Presstjänst in Stockholm after having signed a distribution agreement on my own adventure strip, Zenit. It contained paper proofs from several epic comics, mostly from King Features Syndicate, but the British Tiffany Jones was there as well. I was happy to be able to include this strip here, since it presented an innovation in the design of newspaper strips emerging in the Sixties.