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by dishes
19 Mar 2015, 10:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Name That Tune
Replies: 26
Views: 7259

Re: Name That Tune

I thought we had a longer thread about this somewhere but I can't find it. (The link steelclaw provides above is broken for me). From Flanders and Swann's the Spider: What a frightful looking beast - Half an inch across at least - It would frighten even Superman or Garth! There's contempt it can't d...
by dishes
10 Mar 2015, 11:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Summer Specials - the annuals that got away.
Replies: 17
Views: 4689

Re: Summer Specials - the annuals that got away.

My Summer Specials seem to have suffered the ravages of time more than my other comics, too. Another reason is that the larger size of the DCT ones meant that they couldn't be stored in a neat pile with my other comics. I loved the Bananaman ones of the late eighties drawn entirely by John Geering (...
by dishes
05 Mar 2015, 13:07
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Krazy comics new star Cheeky!!
Replies: 15
Views: 7121

Re: Krazy comics new star Cheeky!!

Digifiend wrote:Must've been a freelancer. Strange that, considering that the two companies poached Robert Nixon from each other. I would've thought DCT at least wouldn't have used freelanders until later.
I think in this case "poach" means offering the artist a higher page rate, or more work, or both.
by dishes
25 Feb 2015, 15:32
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: John Cooper R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

Re: John Cooper R.I.P.

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R.I.P.
Only yesterday came across two stories illustrated by him in a Thunderbirds collection I got out of the library.
by dishes
18 Feb 2015, 19:20
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: My artwork
Replies: 6
Views: 9905

Re: My artwork

Thanks, Rab! Forgot to say most of my stuff is for sale- there are five paintings in my etsy shop at the moment. https://www.etsy.com/shop/sparkledebacle I also do commissions. (Working on one at the moment). Can do portraits, landscapes, pets, still lives, buildings, anything really. Thanks for loo...
by dishes
16 Feb 2015, 11:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: My artwork
Replies: 6
Views: 9905

My artwork

Please feel free to look at my artwork, and to "follow" me if you have a tumblr account.

http://sparkledebacle.tumblr.com/
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by dishes
09 Feb 2015, 14:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Some ebay sales figures for first issues of UK comics
Replies: 199
Views: 31691

Re: Some ebay sales figures for first issues of UK comics

In the 90s Image US bought out a short series called BIG BANG COMICS which was a collection of comics imitating the golden age style of superheroes.The interesting thing is that around the third issue they produced a comic number 0 and that must be a first.Inside the comic they give a long explanat...
by dishes
01 Feb 2015, 14:39
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky's Golden Jubilee
Replies: 119
Views: 66375

Re: Sparky's Golden Jubilee

Good luck with your new version of the Sparky File, Alan. If you'd like it proof-read for free I'd be happy to do it.
by dishes
27 Jan 2015, 10:57
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky's Golden Jubilee
Replies: 119
Views: 66375

Re: Sparky's Golden Jubilee

I had never heard of Sparky till I saw my my first Sparky annual at a second hand shop. It was the final one, and it had lots of reprints in it. Even as a child I recognised they must be reprints, because they were presented in twelve-panels per page format, in contradistinction to the six-panels pe...
by dishes
22 Jan 2015, 18:32
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Topper Annual 1995- was it ever in development?
Replies: 4
Views: 8129

Re: Topper Annual 1995- was it ever in development?

She could have been in both annuals!

I never commented on Old Freddy's post at the time but I read it and nodded. His argument convinced me.
by dishes
08 Jan 2015, 16:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 804979

Re: What comics did you buy today?

What's also amusing is how in America, it was the right-wingers who were anti-horror comics as they were seen as corruptive, yet in the UK it was the left-wingers who were anti-horror comics, as they were seen as imposing American ideals on Britain. Amused me, anyway. I think prime mover Fredric We...
by dishes
07 Jan 2015, 11:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: IPC Fleetway or DC Thomson?
Replies: 27
Views: 9775

Re: IPC Fleetway or DC Thomson?

I agree with you, Paw. Maybe most of us feel that way since there's only been fifteen votes in this poll that has been running nine years. Try voting. It doesn't work. There was an issue with voting forms years ago. As was revealed a while back when we were voting on a far more serious question, yo...
by dishes
06 Jan 2015, 21:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: IPC Fleetway or DC Thomson?
Replies: 27
Views: 9775

Re: IPC Fleetway or DC Thomson?

I agree with you, Paw. Maybe most of us feel that way since there's only been fifteen votes in this poll that has been running nine years.
by dishes
03 Jan 2015, 19:43
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Beryl the Peril books
Replies: 26
Views: 25553

Re: Beryl the Peril books

The Dan book was another where I was wondering what year the strips - mostly taking a serial form - first came from. They look like they could be as old as circa 1947-ish; there's quite a bit of unpleasant racial material and use of racist terms that it's surprising Thomson thought still suitable f...
by dishes
15 Dec 2014, 10:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Any Christmas Issues that Stood Out - Past or Present
Replies: 25
Views: 6408

Re: Any Christmas Issues that Stood Out - Past or Present

The Dandy one with the long Desperate Dan Christmas Carol spoof (first time around). Completely unexpected and different.