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Bonfire night 1936!

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...sadly, just a foretaste of the fireworks that were to rain down on Britain in just three years time!

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At least if these characters were using sparklers the gloves would help to keep them safe.. :lol:

I love these covers of Mickey Mouse weekly..

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the early Bonfire Night Mickey Mouse covers are for me the best fireworks covers of the lot, but I wonder what you think is the worst? Also, what's the earliest fireworks comic?


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Why is Donald Duck yellow?

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In the early comic strip Sundays he was yellow at first...

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Great visuals as ever, Phil!

Another all-American creation, but this time clearly aimed at the British market with the 5 November reference, which meant little in the USA.


So I wonder, were UK artists and writers involved in covers such as these?

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Great visuals as ever, Phil!

Another all-American creation, but this time clearly aimed at the British market with the 5 November reference, which meant little in the USA.


So I wonder, were UK artists and writers involved in covers such as these?


Yes, but I'm not sure who drew those covers. Basil Reynolds perhaps? The majority of its contents were originated in the UK too, (and they were not all Disney characters) although it also featured Disney newspaper strip reprints from the USA.

There's a few photographs of a 1938 issue on my blog here:
http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/happy-new-year-three-comics-of-bygone.html


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Cheers, Lew!

I actually prefer the 'British slant' with these Disney characters----USA material is always so obviously different from our own UK-grown comics.

Tableaux of British events such as Guy Fawkes night sure narrows the gap!

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sure narrows the gap
And you are narrowing it even further, Rab, with the American slant of your language! You sure are. :D


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yer dang tootin', Pheonix, old buddy!

Phoenix, Arizona, by any chance?



Yes the good old US of A has sure imprinted upon the rest of us globe-dwellers......Mac.

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Wilfred Haughton painted these early covers

http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogs ... ckey+mouse
See link for another cover of bonfire night Goofy design as the Guy!! Also Donald Duck as the guy!! Basil drew Micky mouse weekly covers later on from the 30's..
He did the boat race Oxford v's Cambridge with the Disney characters...maypole...etc..

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Peter Gray wrote:
Wilfred Haughton painted these early covers

http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogs ... ckey+mouse
See link for another cover of bonfire night Goofy design as the Guy!! Also Donald Duck as the guy!! Basil drew Micky mouse weekly covers later on from the 30's..
He did the boat race Oxford v's Cambridge with the Disney characters...maypole...etc..


Thanks Peter. :up:

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Basil did draw his own firework-themed 'Skit & Skat' page for that issue however:

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I love the panel where the captain is transformed into a human catherine wheel: surprisingly modern for a comic published in 1936 I'd say! :)

On the Disney characters I agree that there was something really appealing about seeing them interpreted specifically for a British audience. It's a shame that modern day publishers such as Marvel and DC have decided to move away from this tradition by ruling that their foreign editions will now only feature US material.

- Phil Rushton


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Refreshingly,Phil, MAD MAGAZINE used to occassionally diversify into British-themed covers, even if they still carried the '35 cents CHEAP' price tag on the same page---the first ever edition I saw way back in 1971 had Alfred E Neumann's beaming visage superimposed onto Big Ben.

I was only able to track this British variation fairly recently due to most cover Galleries understandably focusing on the [very different] USA versions.

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:
Refreshingly,Phil, MAD MAGAZINE used to occassionally diversify into British-themed covers, even if they still carried the '35 cents CHEAP' price tag on the same page---the first ever edition I saw way back in 1971 had Alfred E Neumann's beaming visage superimposed onto Big Ben.
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They had new UK covers done for some British issues, and a bit of new content too, at times, such as a Coronation Street parody drawn by Harry North. Dez Skinn was the editor at the time of the British edition. More info here: http://dezskinn.com/warner-williams/#MAD


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I love the panel where the captain is transformed into a human catherine wheel: surprisingly modern for a comic published in 1936 I'd say! :)
- Phil Rushton


The panel where the phallic looking rocket goes up the cook's backside is pretty modern for a 1936 children's comic too. I'm not even sure Viz have done that one. :shock: :lol:

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