The ‘Final Caption’ Competition

The ‘Final Caption’ Competition

Ginger Meggs creator, Jimmy Bancks, died before he was able to complete what would have been his final Ginger Meggs strip in 1952. Now is your opportunity to show your creative side and become a part of the Ginger Meggs legacy.

Click the image to the left to download the high-resolution version of the final unfinished comic that sat on Bancks’ desk, and challenge yourself to come up with the most exciting, fun and creative final caption to the last panel.

What is the little boy telling Ginger in that last panel?

Is Ginger saying anything in response? We want to see as many different ideas as possible!

A panel of experts – including current Ginger Meggs comic-strip cartoonist Jason Chatfield; Miranda Latimer, granddaughter of Jimmy Bancks; and Tristan Bancks, author and great-great-nephew of Jimmy Bancks – will decide who wrote the funniest/most original/most creative caption.

The winner gets a framed copy of their caption drawn in by Jason Chatfield himself and a signed copy of Ginger Meggs written by Tristan Bancks and illustrated by Jason Chatfield.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter here.


Four New Stories: Read an Extract from Ginger Meggs by Tristan Bancks and Jason Chatfield

Review | Extract

29 April 2021

Four New Stories: Read an Extract from Ginger Meggs by Tristan Bancks and Jason Chatfield


Four fresh stories to celebrate the one and only Ginger Meggs! Celebrating 100 years of the iconic character and Aussie legend Ginger Meggs, these four brand new and original stories are written by Tristan Bancks, the great-great nephew of creator Jimmy Bancks, and illustrated in full colour by the current Ginger Meggs comic-strip cartoonist, Jason Chatfield. Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in the rambunctious adventures and comical capers of the ginger kid who never gets old.
Tristan Bancks
About the author

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at

Books by Tristan Bancks


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