Phil Gascoine, a veteran of the British comics scene who worked on such american books as UNKNOWN SOLIDER, died this week after a short illness. This interview serves as a memorial and a place to post tributes:
Artist Phil Gascoine left school aged 15 and worked in an art studio until leaving to complete two years National Service.
As a freelancer, Phil drew for several girls’ comics for over 10 years, including such titles as DC Thomson’s Bunty and School Friend, and IPC’s much-admired Jinty. Among many other boys adventures strips, he’s well known for his work on Battle Action!, on The Sarge.
In addition to work for Marvel UK, Phil also drew strips for the US market, including The Unknown Soldier, The Punisher and various titles for DC Vertigo such as Shade The Changing Man.
We had a hard time finding much of Gascoine;s work on the web, but managed to find this Epic series he illustrated at last.