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by suebutcher
03 Apr 2013, 02:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...
Replies: 45
Views: 3954

Re: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...

They didn't have Playhour either, but I doubt that these were stolen!
by suebutcher
02 Apr 2013, 12:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Advertising Strips
Replies: 77
Views: 11117

Re: Advertising Strips

Is that John Canning's artwork on the Ladybird strip? Neat jet-bike, but I really don't think children should be allowed to play with guns!
by suebutcher
02 Apr 2013, 12:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...
Replies: 45
Views: 3954

Re: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...

I remember seeing 2000AD for the first time, and it was a bit of a shock. Hurried art in black and white on crappy paper, page after page of violent action, and not one likable character; I expected all science fiction comics to look like TV21 ! With hindsight, it did have a good line in black humou...
by suebutcher
01 Apr 2013, 02:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...
Replies: 45
Views: 3954

Re: If you had the room (and the money to buy)...

I'd want every comic published in Britain between 1960 and 1970. Simple, really. BTW, have any of you visited the British Library? There are some big gaps in their comic collection. Nothing from Miller, for example.
by suebutcher
01 Apr 2013, 02:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Eagle, Zit & smut Mags
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: The Eagle, Zit & smut Mags

The Keith Watson "Dan Dare" strips in the Nineties Eagle are quite beautiful, and true to the original strip. Watson's best work, I think.
by suebutcher
01 Apr 2013, 02:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Advertising Strips
Replies: 77
Views: 11117

Re: Advertising Strips

Her or she, Little Bovril is too much of a traitor to cow-kind here. The one-panel pun ads were cuter: "A Little Bovril goes down well". (Splosh!)
by suebutcher
30 Mar 2013, 03:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Advertising Strips
Replies: 77
Views: 11117

Re: Advertising Strips

Thanks for that, Robbie. Sir Lastalot's a cut above Gumslinger, more like "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again."
by suebutcher
29 Mar 2013, 03:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Advertising Strips
Replies: 77
Views: 11117

Re: Advertising Strips

Ah, Supermousse, a cross between Roger Ramjet and Bullwinkle!

Has anyone got a Rowntree's "Sir Lastalot" ad they could post? (Roundtree's Gums, they ain't what they used to be since they stopped using gum arabic in the formula.)
by suebutcher
28 Mar 2013, 11:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Advertising Strips
Replies: 77
Views: 11117

Re: Advertising Strips

Here's "Anglo Ace" from TV Tornado 7.10.67., different from the strip Lew posted. Not much to it, but it certainly looks snazzy! The same issue has a full-page anti-smoking strip by Tom Kerr, "A Shock For Bully Brown". angloace.jpg I don't mind Grape Nuts occasionally, but my Mum couldn't get enough...
by suebutcher
27 Mar 2013, 03:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

That's Eric R. Parker, Phil. It seems odd to see him drawing science fiction, but he did it well.
by suebutcher
26 Mar 2013, 13:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

"Anglo Ace" was eye-catching even in black-and-white! That Peter Max Yellow Submarine style is fun to draw.
by suebutcher
25 Mar 2013, 13:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61295

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

It's the square mono-bucktooth, the backwards bend on the lower mouth, and the narrow tombstone-shaped eyes that indicate the Mystery Noddle artist, Phil. That's him all right.

The annual cover is priceless! It's overshot "cute" by a mile and achieved "scary" instead.
by suebutcher
25 Mar 2013, 12:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

Maybe we should start a thread on advertising strips?
by suebutcher
24 Mar 2013, 11:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

One last thing on the Cor!! clippings: The "Sir Lastalot" advert I mentioned is actually from the Xmas 1970 issue of Buster, not Cor!!. I managed to peel it and look at the back.
by suebutcher
24 Mar 2013, 01:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

Thanks again Steve. That's quite a good one, rather Ken Reid-ish.