HIJITUS playing cards were published during the mid-1980s as an insert in the children’s comic Anteojito. The characters - Hijitus, Petete, Anteojito - were the creation of Manuel Garcia Ferré, who owned the comic. Hijitus had also featured in a TV programme which was a favourite amongst young Argentinean viewers in 1969/70. See also: Mundialito ’78 →
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Miniature cards in sheet form with Sylvanian Families characters on the courts and Jokers.
Strange facts from Robert Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ books, in the form of cartoons.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
‘Scarfes Bar’ satirical playing cards with cartoons by Gerald Scarfe, United Kingdom.
The Cooper Union caricature playing cards illustrated by Gerry Gersten, United States, c. 1987
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
Preposterous playing cards by Simon Drew published by British Heritage Ltd, Herts.
Figures from French history restyled for a younger audience published by Quelle Histoire, 2015.
Political playing cards produced by Oliver Preston at the time of the 2015 UK Parliamentary election...
Panorama playing cards included with a weekly news magazine published in Milan, Italy, c. 1979.
“Joker’s wild: Dubya’s trick deck” satirical playing cards published by Seven Stories Press in 2004....
Cartoon-style illustrations of cats on playing cards created by the French artist Albert Dubout.
Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.
“Soldaty Udachi” (Soldiers of Fortune) Army and Police humour playing cards, Russia, 2001.
Spot the Difference playing cards published in "Razvlekatel’naia Gazetka" newspaper, 1998-1999.
South Park characters and famous one-liners, by Carta Mundi for Hasbro Int. Inc., 2001.
This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG...