John Willie (John Alexander
Scott Coutts) was born in Singapore on December 9, 1902. Educated in England, he
published the bulk of his work in the United States. He died on August 5, 1962,
in Catel, Guernsey (Channel Isles, Great Britain).
of Coutts’s art he published himself in his own magazine, “Bizarre”
(1946-1959). This ran for 26 issues, although Coutts published only the first 20
issues himself. Issues #21-#26 (1957-59) were not published by Coutts, but by
R.E.B., a friend to whom Coutts sold the magazine in 1956.
Sweet Gwendoline in “The Escape Artiste”
and “The Missing Princess”
d’Arcy & “The Wasp Women”
Diary of a French Maid
Magic Island, (A) tale from a bottle
Girl to Pony
Gwendoline” and the Race for the Gold Cup
is a very abbreviated biography of John Willie obtained from “The Adventures
of Sweet Gwendoline” (1974).
obtain more information, visit the official John Willie website:
also have available the new Second Edition (Revised and Enlarged) of “The
Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline”…368 pages, including dozens and dozens of
unpublished works by John Willie.
may also write for more information to:
PO Box 1234
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113