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by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 12:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

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

Good heavens. I'd not seen originals before. He really was brilliant!
by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 04:52
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Buster with fizzy drink powder
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Buster with fizzy drink powder

I'm try to track down an issue of Buster I once read. It was from mid-1969, and had fizzy drink powder as a free gift. Ring any bells? (They had a similar free gift in May 1966, I know.)
by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 04:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: HARRY HARGREAVES
Replies: 12
Views: 5154

Re: HARRY HARGREAVES

In Australia, Harry Hargreaves is best know for his cereal toy designs, such as "Camel Train", "Tooly Birds", "Neptune And His Switched-On Seaweeders", and "The Fringes". The "Fringes" ("from the fringe of outer space") are beautifully bizarre little cartoon sculptures. These toys were made by a Mel...
by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 03:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

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

Others absorbed were TV Toyland and Teddy Bear. "The Magic Roundabout" and "Pinky And Perky" came in with the TV Toyland merger. (TV Fun ended in 1959, years before "Roundabout" started on television.)

Anyone got Playhour cover images for July-August 1968? Pretty please??
by suebutcher
13 Mar 2013, 01:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

I agree about Ron Embleton, that satin-texture "slickness" eventually spoilt his work and made it look static. It's much more lively around the time of "Wulf The Briton" or "Wrath Of The Gods." Blasco's "Alice" art is very scrumptious, but it's slightly disturbing to see Alice change proportion from...
by suebutcher
12 Mar 2013, 02:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

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

"Magic Roundabout" must have run for twenty years on the cover, which is amazing for a television-based strip.
by suebutcher
12 Mar 2013, 02:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

That's not unlike Frazetta's funny animal style, Phil.

I only have that 30.12.67 issue of "Teddy Bear", plus the 1967 annual. Don Harley and Gerry Embleton contributed, and Peter Woolcock ghosted on the title strip, which was painted in an attractive dry-brush style.
by suebutcher
11 Mar 2013, 13:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Here's "Edward And The Jumblies" from "Teddy Bear". This one's a bit less funny-animal and more fairy-tale than usual, but if I had another example of the strip I could demonstrate that Jesus Blasco was pretty good at mixed-up nursery comic critters, too. jumblies1.jpg jumblies2.jpg Those background...
by suebutcher
10 Mar 2013, 08:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: First Comic You Ever Read
Replies: 66
Views: 6601

Re: First Comic You Ever Read

I'd say my first was "Jack And Jill" circa 1962. I look at these comics now, and I can see characters I strongly identified with my maternal grandparents (Cuddly, and Harold Hare) and and my dad's father (Terry Tortoise). These were the people who supplied me with comics on holidays, and in the case...
by suebutcher
07 Mar 2013, 01:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Alice looks too much like an adult, but the Wonderland characters are nice, particularly the Cat! By the way, where did that convention of yellow panel borders on nursery comic covers come from? Blasco's nursery strips were fantastic! I'll post the Christmas 1967 "Edward And The Jumblies" from "Tedd...
by suebutcher
05 Mar 2013, 01:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strange Stories
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Strange Stories

Thanks, David. I might try tracking some of these down, even if they are "Tales Too Terrible To Tell"!
by suebutcher
04 Mar 2013, 11:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strange Stories
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Strange Stories

Anyone know something about this comic title? It's illustrated in Gifford, the publisher is Spencer, and I think it's from the late Sixties. If I remember correctly, it was a not-quite-horror "weird" comic, but I'm not sure if the content was original, or reprints of overseas material.
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by suebutcher
02 Mar 2013, 02:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Peter Jackson's "Treasure" art was colourful and grimy, perfect for historical illustrations. Great pictures, though I doubt Vikings looked that theatrical! My run of "Looking Glass" is complete, just a few missing from "Wonderland". (I was going to post that Mendoza mirror illustration, you beat me...
by suebutcher
01 Mar 2013, 01:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Thanks for the leads, guys. Postage is going to be the killer. A year of "Treasure" weighs a ton. I think I'll start by filling the gaps in 1966-67.
by suebutcher
28 Feb 2013, 14:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

My parents rarely bought me comics, but I got "Treasure" every week and I actually liked it! I'm trying to get the complete run of "Alice In Wonderland" and "Looking Glass" illustrated by Mendoza, and work back from those to "The Borrowers".

That "WWW" page is magical!