Reply to topic  [ 90 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Reprinted stories in Princess Mk.2 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
While IPC seem to have disposed of most of the artwork from Misty, Tammy and Jinty there DO seem to be a number of surviving pages from the final issues of the second Princess, when that title briefly reverted to the standard newsprint format before combining with Tammy in April 1984. As I seem to remember Princess featured a number of reprinted serials during those weeks I'd be interested to know if anybody can recall which they were, and where they originally appeared, since this may now be the only way to acquire any actual artwork from Tammy or Jinty.

As a matter of interest here's a nice cover I picked up quite cheaply a while ago featuring the first episode of 'The Saddest Dog In Town' by Eduardo Feito - one of my favourite artists from the period (though I don't think this was a reprint).

Image


Wed May 25, 2016 6:47 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:41 pm
Posts: 429
Location: UK
Reply with quote
Hmm. I don't know enough about Princess Mk 2 myself to give any info, and Catawiki doesn't seem to list it. Perhaps Tammyfan will be able to shed some light, or someone else.

_________________
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.


Wed May 25, 2016 7:27 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am
Posts: 1649
Reply with quote
I know Princess reprinted "Stefa's Heart of Stone" and "Horse from the Sea" from Jinty, and "The Dream House" from Tammy.


Wed May 25, 2016 8:58 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
Thanks Tammyfan, they certainly sound worth looking out for (I think I remember seeing a few Comos pages). The Dream House is particularly creepy: do you know who the artist was?


Last edited by philcom55 on Wed May 25, 2016 10:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Wed May 25, 2016 9:28 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am
Posts: 1649
Reply with quote
philcom55 wrote:
Thanks Tammyfan, they certainly sound worth looking for (I think I remember seeing a few Comos pages). The Dream House is particularly creepy: do you know who the artist was?


Mike White, I believe.

On the Jinty site there is an entry saying some original artwork from Horse from the Sea had survived: https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2016/0 ... s-arising/

In fact, it is due to the reprint in Princess that the artwork did survive.


Wed May 25, 2016 9:43 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
I'd forgotten about that; trust David to spot it! :)


Wed May 25, 2016 9:52 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am
Posts: 1649
Reply with quote
philcom55 wrote:
While IPC seem to have disposed of most of the artwork from Misty, Tammy and Jinty there DO seem to be a number of surviving pages from the final issues of the second Princess, when that title briefly reverted to the standard newsprint format before combining with Tammy in April 1984. As I seem to remember Princess featured a number of reprinted serials during those weeks I'd be interested to know if anybody can recall which they were, and where they originally appeared, since this may now be the only way to acquire any actual artwork from Tammy or Jinty.

As a matter of interest here's a nice cover I picked up quite cheaply a while ago featuring the first episode of 'The Saddest Dog In Town' by Eduardo Feito - one of my favourite artists from the period (though I don't think this was a reprint).

Image


I think I've got the issue with that artwork.

Nice to know some artwork did survive. I imagine original Misty artwork would command huge prices, but I only know of one surviving piece from her.


Thu May 26, 2016 11:42 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
Weirdly, a lot of material from the earlier issues of this version of Princess was saved - but in the form of the hand-coloured photographic proofs from which the comic was shot. Presumably the original black & white line art was simply thrown away to save on storage costs! :shock:


Thu May 26, 2016 11:49 am
Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am
Posts: 1649
Reply with quote
Princess II started off with a lot of colour pages and photo stories, and her pages were printed on more expensive paper than the more typical newsprint that Tammy was printed on. And she had fewer pages (presumably to make her more economic as she was more expensive to produce). But towards the end she was being printed on the same newsprint as Tammy, she had dropped her photo stories and colour pages, and was reprinting old serials (not a good sign for a new comic). Sounds like bad sales and cost-cutting measures to match.


Thu May 26, 2016 12:33 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
Here's the cover to the second issue of the revived Princess, with most of it's overlays and paste-ups still attached (though I think the original artwork has been included in this case). Bodged together pages like this were almost being given away a few years ago. I'm not sure who the artist on the Incredible Shrinking Girl was, but it looks a bit like John Woods to me.

Image


Thu May 26, 2016 12:49 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
...And here's the printed version with added colour.


Attachments:
1010436.jpg
1010436.jpg [ 70.15 KiB | Viewed 1520 times ]
Thu May 26, 2016 1:15 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:56 am
Posts: 5032
Reply with quote
Incidentally I think the new Princess was launched in response to a national outpouring of Dianamania. I've even got a print of her that IPC purchased from a photo library to use in one issue!


Thu May 26, 2016 3:43 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:41 pm
Posts: 429
Location: UK
Reply with quote
philcom55 wrote:
Here's the cover to the second issue of the revived Princess, with most of it's overlays and paste-ups still attached (though I think the original artwork has been included in this case). Bodged together pages like this were almost being given away a few years ago. I'm not sure who the artist on the Incredible Shrinking Girl was, but it looks a bit like John Woods to me.

That artist is Hugh Thornton-Jones according to our information - he drew a number of Jinty stories too.

_________________
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.


Thu May 26, 2016 7:27 pm
Profile WWW
Guru

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:15 pm
Posts: 4777
Reply with quote
The Incredible Shrinking Girl would not have looked too out of place in a Thomson girls' paper, although it does feel a bit like a filler. For those who don't know this five-episode story it is about the vicissitudes experienced by Clare Humphreys, an enthusiastic swimmer whose family don't have enough money to take her abroad like all her schoolfriends. When some women come to the door market testing some new products Clare accepts them because they are free. As she is hungry she makes a meal from some of the contents of some of the packets. Indeed she is so hungry that she doesn't notice that she is spraying shaving cream onto the food. She falls asleep after eating some, but when she wakes up, her mother and her sister Susie are astounded to see Clare getting smaller and smaller.

She gets so small that in the local hospital they don't have equipment small enough to deal with her. She is dressed eventually in doll's clothes.

Clare starts accusing her father of making money out of her. He denies it but says they would be mad to turn down all the offers as they will be needing the money to pay a top specialist. Film rights have already been sold to a big American studio!!

Clare's parents think a cat has eaten her. The contract holders are furious. Meanwhile Clare continues to shrink. She has to evade ants, and lands on a fly's back. Then Susie hears the fly and gets ready to spray it.

The fly spray reacts with the chemicals in the food samples and Clare returns to her normal size.


Thu May 26, 2016 7:52 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am
Posts: 1649
Reply with quote
Princess had a well-remembered photostory about a disagreeable man who gets turned into a talking rabbit.


Thu May 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 90 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.