John & Priscilla

John Ryan at Pugwash Book Signing .

The much loved Captain Pugwash, created by Rye’s own John Ryan has been a children’s favourite since his creation, as a strip cartoon, over fifty years ago.

Today, Pugwash is a cult figure, the children still love him but so do their parents and grand parents. He has been seen in all areas of the media. Featuring on television and in newspapers, comics, paintings and books.

Now Frances Lincoln, a publishing company, have re-launched three titles, Captain Pugwash, Pugwash Aloft and Pugwash and the Ghost Ship. To celebrate the occasion, John Ryan, accompianed as ever by Pricilla, attended Martello Bookshop on Wednesday 28 November for a book signing on launch day.

The set of three Pugwash classics are on sale at £12.99 and will make a welcome addition to children and collectors bookcases.

“Rye’s Own” January 2008