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by dishes
20 Oct 2015, 22:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 101629

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

Raven wrote:
The third one doesn't look like Mike Lacey's art.
Jim Crocker?
by dishes
20 Oct 2015, 11:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Jimmy Hughes
Replies: 18
Views: 4040

Re: Jimmy Hughes

Thanks for all your personal insight Yekal. Congratulations on having such a distinguished uncle. That drawing for your daughter reminds me of the fate of Bully Beef's hairline. At some point in the late eighties Robert Nixon took over Bully Beef and Chips while Jimmy Hughes was moved to that strip ...
by dishes
27 Sep 2015, 12:11
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm WaxBadger
Replies: 13
Views: 9738

Re: Hello, I'm WaxBadger

Welcome!

I was copying some Alfred Bestall Rupert drawings recently ( I like to copy other artists' work, the better to study it) and I was surprised how detailed they were. A master.
by dishes
21 Sep 2015, 10:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 101629

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

Raven wrote:The second is The Magic of Films from Whizzer and Chips.
Is that Steve Bell again?
by dishes
26 Aug 2015, 22:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking the fourth wall
Replies: 43
Views: 15229

Re: Breaking the fourth wall

I was more interested in examples from tv and film but I suppose I confused matters by puting this in the general comics thread. Its so common in comics it hardly warrants a mention but in films and tv its almost taboo. Of course in the theatre actors have recently been known to admonish audience m...
by dishes
26 Aug 2015, 22:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 805014

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Thanks for the link. Excellent illos. Mind you, lots of material on PG is not pd, but they seem to get away with it, unlike some other sites who are, perhaps, easier to get at and have access denied by Sky, Virgin and other broadband suppliers. Odd, isn't it? Really? I assumed they were quite stric...
by dishes
26 Aug 2015, 09:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 805014

Re: What comics did you buy today?

No comics at the boot sale this morning but I did pick up a copy of Lewis Carroll's Phantasmagoria, beautifully illustrated by the early comic artist Arthur B Frost. I'm ashamed to say I'd never even heard of this before today! I like the look of that... Any more scans? Just do a google image searc...
by dishes
14 Aug 2015, 21:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fun List-based Quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Fun List-based Quiz

Can you clarify what counts as having read a comic? Do you have to have read an actual issue, or will an annual do? Or a "best of" collection? For the individual strips such as Oor Wullie or Flook, is it enough to have read one episode or do you have read a collection (or read it regularly in a new...
by dishes
14 Aug 2015, 20:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fun List-based Quiz
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Fun List-based Quiz

Can you clarify what counts as having read a comic? Do you have to have read an actual issue, or will an annual do? Or a "best of" collection? For the individual strips such as Oor Wullie or Flook, is it enough to have read one episode or do you have read a collection (or read it regularly in a news...
by dishes
20 Jul 2015, 09:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Numbskulls idea
Replies: 71
Views: 10316

Re: Numbskulls idea

Wikipedia, that font of truth, tells us that "The non-canonical Early Christian book, The Shepherd of Hermas, of around A.D. 140-150, has a reference to the idea of two Angels, There are two angels with a man-one of righteousness, and the other of iniquity. (Sixth Commandment, Chapter 2). These ang...
by dishes
16 Jul 2015, 23:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Public school stories
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: Public school stories

philcom55 wrote:It's worth remembering that PG Wodehouse always presented the upper-class Bertie Wooster and his pals as 24-Carat twerps (albeit likeable ones), whereas the super-competent Jeeves had a much more lowly pedigree.
Not all his toff characters were dim though.
by dishes
16 Jul 2015, 15:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: just an observation
Replies: 18
Views: 7748

Re: just an observation

Just heard this radio show about women in comic strips presented by Jenny Eclair : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ft64f
It was first broadcast in 2008 but I did a quick search and found no previous mention of it on the forum. Paul Gravett and Leo Baxendale among the contributors.
by dishes
16 Jul 2015, 15:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Public school stories
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: Public school stories

But there was also a bit of superiority in them as well, given the sheer number of lords, dukes and sirs who populated the stories. Yes. I used to wonder why people referred to boarding/public school stories as "old-fashioned" or "outdated", when these schools still exist. But what has changed (apa...
by dishes
16 Jul 2015, 15:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Public school stories
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: Public school stories

The worldwide success of Harry Potter proves that this genre is still popular. In fact I'd guess it appeals rather more to less privileged children than those who actually DO get packed off to boarding school by well-off parents. You might be onto something there. When I was a kid, I, a comprehensi...