Michael Gibson (1918-2000), a prolific children’s author, was the art editor of the Eagle comic during the 1950s. As his niece, I became the lucky recipient of a gift subscription which, arriving earlier than the copies in the shops, made me the envy of my schoolmates (especially the boys). Towards the end of his life, … Continue reading New in April 2015: Michael Gibson remembers teenage authorship, bomb disposal, and Eagle comics
Michael Gibson’s account of his early days working as Art Editor of Eagle comic in the nineteen-fifties.
Children’s author Michael Gibson remembers his early interest in aircraft, writing his first book while still a schoolboy, and his war work in Gloucestershire as a technical artist and in bomb disposal.
Discusses Gibson (my grandfather) as poet in the family and poet of family, raising questions about the relationship between poetry and autobiography.
Article from Dymock Poets and Friends, No.11.
2008. Researching an unknown relative, poet and feminist Elizabeth Gibson, raised tricky questions of methodology as well as the challenges of combining family history and academic research. Article from Qualitative Research, 2008:8.
2002. How do the realistic and practical, the utopian and impossible, become polarised? And what difference does gender make? Discusses women’s fictional and non-fictional accounts of utopian experiments in 1890s England. Article from Geografisker Annaler 84 B.