'Eartha' appeared in the News of the
World Sunday supplement magazine in
the early eighties. The layouts might
appear as if they should be double
page spreads but the strip was actually
given less than half a page for the first
few episodes (above) and was further
reduced in later issues (right).
The drawing is excellent and the colour
beautifully  modelled and moody.
In contrast to the vibrant 'fun'
colouring of Eartha, the
Spanish publication El
Capitan Trueno displays John
M Burns amazing versatility
and mastery of colour.