Bancks left school at 14 and started work as a full-time artist whilst studying at Julian Ashton's
The Ginger Meggs character was unmistakably Australian by his characteristics and has become a nostalgic figure just like Paul Hogan, Dame Edna Everage etc.
It was decided that there would be very little colour in the comic strips due to the limited colour printing available. Because Bancks could use only blue, red and yellow with his black line work, red seemed a logical colour for Gingers hair. The parting of the hair was parted in the middle to create symmetry of the face. Bancks kept the colour scheme constant by giving Ginger red shoes and red pants as well. When the strip went into full colour he did not change the colours.
Bancks way of creating successful comic strips was his belief that the key to a successful page layout is balance and proportion. He worked on an aging art white board and penciled in the strip, carefully lettering the dialogue and colouring everything with his use of pen in his final Indian ink strokes. He also used an increased strength of line, use of large black areas and devised graphical elements into his strips to show the diversity of the comics.BYE BYE