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As there are currently 46 users online to the Comics UK forum, of which myself and three 'bots' are the only registered members, I assume that silent readers must vastly outnumber those of us who ever post anything.


22 Jul 2017, 11:42
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i started posting here maybe 10 years ago i've lost count ,when i visited ken's book palace warehouse regularly near crystal palace somewhere. and always went home with piles of ipc/fleetway humour comics,i would have a lot more and near complete collections if they still did back issues of comics.i know they sold that part of the business on but have no clue as to what the purchaser did with those 1000s comics they bought.Not that i have much to contribute as i'm clueless when it comes to artists etc and i'm glad we have such esteemed contributors such as phoenix ,Kashgar ,lew etc. who between them are a wealth of knowledge and experts in this field we all love.


23 Jul 2017, 22:26
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big bad bri wrote:
i started posting here maybe 10 years ago i've lost count ,when i visited ken's book palace warehouse regularly near crystal palace somewhere. and always went home with piles of ipc/fleetway humour comics,i would have a lot more and near complete collections if they still did back issues of comics.i know they sold that part of the business on but have no clue as to what the purchaser did with those 1000s comics they bought.Not that i have much to contribute as i'm clueless when it comes to artists etc and i'm glad we have such esteemed contributors such as phoenix ,Kashgar ,lew etc. who between them are a wealth of knowledge and experts in this field we all love.

I went there one or two times. Correct me if I'm wrong but I seem to remember that they bought the comic line from Norman Shaw after he had died (though they didn't have the stock that Norman had)? Didn't know that they had sold it on though.

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23 Jul 2017, 23:03
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they got rid of all comic i think to concentrate on books etc as i went there a few years ago hoping to buy more and was told the bad news buy another guy who worked in the warehouse but his name eludes me now.


23 Jul 2017, 23:36
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colcool007 wrote:
For me, it was starting on this site and 26pigs. Then I got a few articles published in Crikey! Then it was a couple of articles for Down The Tubes and now I run my wee blog and try to add to the comics knowledge out there.



You need to put a link to your "wee blog" so everyone can enjoy it!


28 Jul 2017, 09:51
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I started reading comics illicitly as my eldest brother didn't want grubby little hands getting hold of his DC comics! But then I remember getting TV21 #1 in '2065' and how excited I was as it wasn't his, it was mine!

My first interaction with fandom was via Doug Gifford's "Thing" fanzine where he accepted some of my letters but sensibly none of my art scratchings! I then found Fantasy Advertiser, Comic Media Showcase etc etc. Since then my interest in Frank Bellamy and Raymond Sheppard has led to my helping add to information on both artists for others and also a few introductions to actual books(!)

I love seeing places like this that add to knowledge and think Al should get a medal for facilitating it!

Oh, and I run a blog or two... sporadically!
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04 Sep 2017, 14:11
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Well Norman, there's a coincidence. A couple of the Americans on CB+ expressed interest in Mr Bellamy's work. They had some examples and wanted more info. I searched the internet and found your excellent site and I'm just on the point of posting the link in case they want a shufty. Thanks for doing all that excellent work.


04 Sep 2017, 15:50
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paw broon wrote:
Well Norman, there's a coincidence. A couple of the Americans on CB+ expressed interest in Mr Bellamy's work. They had some examples and wanted more info. I searched the internet and found your excellent site and I'm just on the point of posting the link in case they want a shufty. Thanks for doing all that excellent work.
Carry on Paw! That's why I did the website and blog (oh and Facebook page!). I'm always pleased to see how much is out there now. And I still have more to share!!


04 Sep 2017, 16:49
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big bad bri wrote:
ken's book palace warehouse (regularly) near crystal palace somewhere.
It was in Gipsy Hill. Norman Shaw lived in Belvedere Road in Upper Norwood. If you got off the train at Crystal Palace you weren't really that far from either.


04 Sep 2017, 17:48
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