Noel Francis Rhoden (28 May 1911 - 1968)

Whangarei born cartoonist/illustrator Noel Rhoden was born today in 1911. I've found little about Rhoden's background other than a mention in the Australian Journal, March 1937, of Rhoden's work in poster design and magazine illustration. Rhoden was also the sole illustrator of the second Coles Boy's Book published circa 1950's which included a ten page science fiction comic The Monsters, samples below.

Rhoden was also active as a painter in the 1930's, with records of about forty existing works online.