Peter O'Donnell, creator of Modesty Blaise cartoon, dies aged 90

Peter O’Donnell, who created London Evening Standard’s Modesty Blaise cartoon, has died aged 90.

The cartoon featured Modesty, a former criminal who turned to help the oppressed.

According to an obituary from the Telegraph, the cartoon was originally commissioned for the Express but when that paper got cold feet legendary Standard editor, Charles Wintour, offered to publish the strip.

The first, drawn by Jim Holdaway, appeared in 1963 and led on to several books and films.

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