John Ryan, the author, illustrator and animator, has died on July 22 aged 88,
John is the creator of Captain Pugwash, the series that became one of the best-loved on
children’s television in the 1970s.
Ryan also wrote and illustrated several Pugwash books for children and in the 1980s produced three Pugwash comic albums. As well as 24 books in the Pugwash series and 11 in the Noah’s Ark series, Ryan wrote and illustrated a further 20 books including The Very Hungry Lions,
Mamet and the Tower of Babel and Giantkiller.
In 1950 Ryan married Priscilla Blomfield. She and their three children survive him.