Ted Kearon was the artist of the robot 'Archie' and one of the main artists of the magazine Lion in the 1950s. The 'Archie' comic was created by Kearon and writer George Cowan under the title 'The Jungle Robot' in Lion in 1952. It then disappeared for four years, and returned in 1957, this time under the title 'Archie the Robot'. The new version ran for 17 years, until Lion stopped publication in 1974.
From the early 1960s, the comic also appeared in the Dutch weekly Sjors, where it was soon continued by the artist Bert Bus. For Lion, Kearon has also illustrated other series, including 'Castaways of Typhoon Island', 'The Day the World Drowned' and 'Steel Commando'. He additionally drew 'Morgyn the Mighty' strips for The Victor.
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