Story: Comics and graphic novels

Terry and the gunrunners, 1982 (1st of 2)

Bob Kerr and Stephen Ballantyne produced three volumes of the Terry comic book series between 1982 and 1990. It centres on Terry Teo, a young boy who gets into adventures and scrapes alongside his sister Polly and older brother Ted. These are the opening three pages from the first in the series, Terry and the gunrunners. Terry stumbles upon a bumbling gang of criminal gunrunners and gets into all sorts of sticky situations before vanquishing the baddies. 

Kerr and Ballantyne collaborated by mail - Ballantyne sent the words to Kerr, who drew the illustrations before posting them back. These pages were the first batch to go to and fro. Drag the images to see the rest of the frames.

About this item

Private collection
Reference: Bob Kerr and Stephen Ballantyne, Terry and the gunrunners. Auckland: Collins, 1982
Artwork by Bob Kerr

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Courtesy of Stephen Ballantyne and Bob Kerr

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How to cite this page:

Tim Bollinger, 'Comics and graphic novels - Comics for adults, 1980s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41831/terry-and-the-gunrunners-1982 (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Tim Bollinger, published 22 Oct 2014