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by suebutcher
18 Apr 2016, 12:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thoughts on collecting comics
Replies: 176
Views: 40386

Re: Thoughts on collecting comics

Aha. I've looked up Edgar Church and the "Mile High" collection, and he's a classic example of an artist who collected comics (and magazines) for reference. That's how I justify my collecting to myself when I think perhaps I've got too many books and papers taking up space in the house!
by suebutcher
18 Apr 2016, 12:20
Forum: Beano
Topic: Little Plum
Replies: 18
Views: 22159

Re: Little Plum

Did Baxendale have other work lined up when he resigned, such as an offer from Odhams? I can't help thinking of Harvey Kurtzman walking out of Mad after a disagreement with Bill Gaines, knowing he had an offer of work from Hugh Hefner. (Unfortunately Trump was doomed, and only lasted two issues, unl...
by suebutcher
12 Apr 2016, 13:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thoughts on collecting comics
Replies: 176
Views: 40386

Re: Thoughts on collecting comics

Do any of us who write or draw comics collect comics for inspiration? That, and nostalgia for my early years of reading, is why I buy them. I draw funnies, so it's mostly funnies I go for, but I'll collect other genres if I like the art, and the comics aren't too expensive. I don't try to complete r...
by suebutcher
07 Apr 2016, 03:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85775

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Jehan, I've bought the Peter Pan Mickey comic for you. I'll send you a PM in the next few days.
by suebutcher
29 Mar 2016, 12:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85775

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Jehan, is this the Mickey - Peter Pan comic you were after?
by suebutcher
29 Mar 2016, 01:44
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Happy Easter everybody!
Replies: 4
Views: 4822

Re: Happy Easter everybody!

Hope you didn't eat too much chocolate!
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by suebutcher
23 Mar 2016, 02:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your Top Five British superheroes: a poll
Replies: 49
Views: 10202

Re: Your Top Five British superheroes: a poll

How many of you would include Popeye and Desperate Dan in a broad definition of "superhero"? I don't think it matters if it's played for laughs, Captain Marvel was, and how important is a costume anyway?
by suebutcher
11 Mar 2016, 07:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 789850

Re: What comics did you buy today?

The Beano, 5.12.2015, from a newsagent in Apollo Bay, Victoria. Which is remarkable, because I've not seen a Beano in an Australian newsagent since the Seventies. As for the comic, it's not bad, but I wish the designer was a bit more careful with the placement of the word balloons, which tend to blo...
by suebutcher
03 Mar 2016, 07:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85775

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

I think the sky on my original was added later, Phil. There's blue paint on the registration marks stuck on by the printer. Jackson was alternating with Michael Godfrey on "Wonderful Story Of Britain" around this time, but even so the quality of his art is amazing. Here's my favourite from early Tre...
by suebutcher
02 Mar 2016, 02:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85775

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Thanks Phil, I haven't found that issue yet. Obviously Jackson's drawing was far better than it needed to be for its original purpose. Perhaps Fleetway wanted a high level of detail for possible reprints; did Jackson also produce paintings for those large eductional posters used in primary schools?
by suebutcher
01 Mar 2016, 08:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85775

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Hi all, I've just bought this original Treasure page by Peter Jackson, and I'm astounded by the level of detail in his art. Here's the full page, 13" x 17", of Roger Bacon preaching to a sceptical audience: bacontreasure.jpg Here's a close-up, about an inch square. The man's head is the size of a th...
by suebutcher
28 Feb 2016, 03:07
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Who were the artist-writers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Who were the artist-writers?

Many years ago I read an article on the history of the Dr Who strip in TV Comic. In this the author made a distinction between American and British comics, claiming that British strips were generally written by the artists who drew them. That's not generally so, is it? We may not know the name of th...
by suebutcher
10 Feb 2016, 01:19
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics

Carol and I are in that show. A bit far away for me to visit, unfortunately.