This “picture paper specially for little girls” was published by DC Thomson from 27 January 1968 to 1999.
The 1,612 issues were produced weekly, supplemented each year with a Summer Special and – from 1970 onwards – a hardcover Annual.
The comics were introduced by Twinkle herself and featured comic strips, dress-up dolls, a Twinkle Club letters page, and, often, puzzles.
Among the most popular comic strips were:
- Caroline and her Magic Car
- Dandy Lion
- Goldilocks and Her Three Bears
- Goody Gumdrops (who lived in Sweetie Town where everyone was named after sweets)
- Jean Genie
- Jenny Wren
- Jilly of Jingle Bell School
- Molly and her Dollies
- My Baby Brother
- Nurse Nancy
- Patsy Panda
- Patty Pickle
- Polly’s Magic Paintbox (Whatever Polly painted came to life because of her magic paints)
- Sally Sweet
- Silly Milly
- The Three Pennys
- Witch Winkle