Sunday, 23 August 2009

Who was D. Rickard?

D. Rickard was an illustrator of Canadian paperbacks in the 1940s and early 50s. He/she signed his work "DR" "R" and "Rickard". This is all I know of D. Rickard. The first name and other personal details are unknown. All that remains is the art.

Rickard did not sign all of his work but his style is distinctive and easy to identify. A couple of examples are Easter Island published as Arrow 101 by Arrow Publishing Company in November 1949 and Detour published as News Stand Library (NSL) 80 by Export Publishing Enterprises Ltd. in November 1949. Other publishers he worked for were Harlequin, Derby Publishing Company , Federal Publishing and the White Circle imprint published by Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada Ltd. Checklists of Rickard's work will follow.

In the meantime - can anyone help answer the question?

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