In a departure from our usual features this month we showcase the work of Angus McBride (Mayfair's "McB"), who created some truly beautiful work - including the excellent "Adam's Eves" series (below). Like Carrie's Don Lawrence, McBride was also a regular contributor to the children's magazine Look and Learn, where he became one of the magazine’s most popular artists.

McBride was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School and taught himself illustration. At the age of 16 he joined an advertising agency, his career interrupted by National Service two years later. He subsequently emigrated to South Africa where he was to work for the next ten years. He returned to England in 1961 and freelanced for various magazines, specialising in historical illustrations. In the 1970s he began producing illustrations for Osprey, who specialise in military books, and over a period of three decades has produced over 90 titles. He died in Ireland on 15 May 2007, aged 76.

One of McB's most fondly remembered contributions to Mayfair was the excellent Adam's Eves series

Mayfair Vol 10 No 8

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Susie the English Rose

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Cynthia the worrier

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Joanna the music lover

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Doubting Inga

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Patricia the traditionalist

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Marian with the social conscience

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