It’s been an absolutely huge few years for Australian Phantom publisher, Frew Publications.
The sad passing of Jim Shepherd in 2013 saw Jim’s son, Steve, take the reigns. In turn, Steven too left the position with Dudley Hogarth stepping in. Now, another era comes to a close with Judith Shepherd moving on from the company after 28 years.
Throughout her time at Frew, Judith held several positions, most recently that of Director which she took on after her husband’s passing. While Jim’s name may have been front-and-center for many years Judith was always by his side making sure the comic came out on time.
Judith has released an official message to fans via the Lee Falk Memorial Bengalla Explorer’s Club. While she gives no exact reason for her leaving she does wish both the Phantom and his fans all the best for the future. You can read the full message HERE.
While it is a shame to see Judith go, all of us here at ChronicleChamber wish her the very best for the future and, if recent issues are any indication, we’re sure that The Phantom from Frew will indeed continue to be a quality publication!