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Man who draws thePotts

THIS is Jim Ruiscll, who from next Saturday will draw the famous Potts comic striD for The Courier-Mail.

THIS is Jim Ruiscll, who from next Saturday will draw the famous Potts comic striD for The Courier-Mail.

For 11 years as Smith's Weekly's chief artist, Rus sell Invented and depicted bv his skilful nen the

homely exploits, argu ments, 'atmospheres,' and pleasures of middle-aged John and Maggie Pott, thus dispensing wholesome laughter. Carry on tradition Now that Smith's no longer exists, The Courier Mail has secured the ser vices of this famous black and white artist to carry on the Potts tradition for its readers. What manner of man Is this Russell? He's a robust 41, born at Campsie (N.S.W.), youngest son of a city council plumber, who was killed when Jim was six. He has two brothers and a sister all artists. Well equipped He began work at 15 as Smith's art room office boy, later got a place as a*n artist on the old Sydney Sunday News, and at 20, on the Evening News, became Australia's youngest daily cartoonist. After his mar riage in 1931 he Was chief cartoonist of the Referee for eight years before join ing Smith's. So Jim Russell, as you can see, is equipped to do more than present the deeds and doings of John and Maggie Pott, Whalesteeth and Co., but that's his daily job with The Courier-Mail from next Saturday— and it's a breakfast laugh you can count, on.

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