When does comic strip illustration become something more? Roy Newby made thousands of images which, together, told stories (usually ripping yarns for school-girls or romantic tales for teenagers and young women). Someone else wrote the scripts and he would illustrate them, bringing them powerfully to life on the page. He worked at home in the downstairs front room, drawing to a tight deadline: each week, a motor-cycle courier would arrive to collect the next finished instalment and take it to the printers, so there was no time to lose. Occasionally, he would produce an image which somehow transcended the particular story and its comic-strip form - an undiluted shot of genuine emotional power and visual beauty.