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by dishes
15 Jul 2015, 11:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Public school stories
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Public school stories

What are people's thoughts on this genre? Propaganda geared to getting the lower orders to look up to their betters, and justify the old empire, or a ready-made closed-world setting ideal for generating story ideas? [Edit: or any other view you may have. Not meaning to imply these are the only two v...
by dishes
13 Jul 2015, 10:06
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 207287

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:Surely they will play up the Charles Manson angle, Sue?
No, it doesn't cover that period, and it was Dennis Wilson that was involved with Manson.
by dishes
10 Jul 2015, 09:09
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Original Three Bears Artwork?
Replies: 14
Views: 7822

Re: Original Three Bears Artwork?

This is really nice. But is it just me or is not quite Bob McGrath's style?
by dishes
06 Jul 2015, 11:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Addie and Hermy in the Dandy
Replies: 27
Views: 11909

Re: Addie and Hermy in the Dandy

I thought I posted in this thread, but it looks like it didn't take. Just to say that judging from the examples in the "Legend of Lord Snooty" book, Snooty and his pals fight Hitler (in person) throughout 1940, and after 1940 those strips cease. I favour Phil's theory that Hitler and Goering just di...
by dishes
28 Jun 2015, 11:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Launch of a new blog
Replies: 94
Views: 38829

Re: Launch of a new blog

Good luck, col.
I have the 1976 Victor annual; always thought it had a strange cover. (Gaudy colours for a battle scene).
by dishes
27 Jun 2015, 19:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your Favourite No.1s
Replies: 32
Views: 19384

Re: Your Favourite No.1s

The only #1 comics I remember getting in my comics-reading childhood (late 80s-just into the 90s) were licensed TV-tie in titles or reprint monthlies. Having read this thread I feel left out.
by dishes
07 Jun 2015, 12:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 804979

Re: What comics did you buy today?

In Border Bookshop in Todmorden on Friday, I bought the John Ryan "Harris Tweed" collection, The amazing surrealistic sketchbook "The Doyle Diary" by Charles Altamont Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan of that ilk), and Marsden and Moore's "This Was the Wizard".
by dishes
25 May 2015, 23:53
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: John Geering's 70s Hotspur strips, and other 'phunnies'
Replies: 16
Views: 18762

Re: John Geering's 70s Hotspur strips, and other 'phunnies'

I do see what you mean, and I never doubted that he could have done much more detailed drawings if he had wanted to, and if they had made it more worth his while. But the great thing about JK Geering (and I've said before he was my favourite artist as a kid) is that he didn't really need to try very...
by dishes
25 May 2015, 11:17
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: John Geering's 70s Hotspur strips, and other 'phunnies'
Replies: 16
Views: 18762

Re: John Geering's 70s Hotspur strips, and other 'phunnies'

Thanks for your thoughts on this, Peter. Do you not agree though that the J G examples above are more carefully-drawn [ie slower to draw, with more thought put into them] than his 80s and 90s work, which was very rushed-looking in comparison? . I think there is a difference, but I don't see such a ...
by dishes
24 May 2015, 10:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Uncensored Action! (The Best of Action)
Replies: 65
Views: 12601

Re: Uncensored Action! (The Best of Action)

By the way, the strips from that issue were published in Action: The Story of a Violent Comic, by Martin Barker. Long out of print but worth tracking down. Further to Lew's comment above, in his footnote to his introduction to that book Martin Barker states More detailed information about my resear...
by dishes
23 Apr 2015, 09:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Damaged Annuals
Replies: 16
Views: 3690

Re: Damaged Annuals

I'm the guy who snaps up cheaply the stuff you all reject. I remember as a kid in my local antiques shop finding the 1961 Beezer Book with damaged spine, some pages missing, coloured crayon marks scribbled throughout. It was 50p and I was so excited to have found such an ancient treasure for such a ...
by dishes
20 Apr 2015, 19:19
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: TCJ article on 2000AD
Replies: 0
Views: 7147

TCJ article on 2000AD

by dishes
14 Apr 2015, 22:26
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: SPARKY "Writers"
Replies: 35
Views: 28330

Re: SPARKY "Writers"

It's no surprise that the older characters in Sparky such as Hungry Horace and Keyhole Kate reused old stories in the early years of "Sparky" as they often have two quite unrelated episodes making up one story. Which is a dead giveaway considering the stories were originally only half page or a thir...
by dishes
28 Mar 2015, 12:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Name That Tune
Replies: 26
Views: 7259

Re: Name That Tune

She looks like the Sunday comics
She thinks she's Brenda Starr

- Blondie, Rip Her To Shreds
by dishes
19 Mar 2015, 11:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Name That Tune
Replies: 26
Views: 7259

Re: Name That Tune

Thanks Bruce!