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by stevezodiac
30 Jul 2007, 21:14
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: John Geering
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

John Geering

I remember writing to DC Thomson saying how much I liked his work, they must have passed my comments on to him because I received a nice card from his wife thanking me for my admiration of him, it wasn't long after that I heard the sad news of his death. I still have the card but is in storage with ...
by stevezodiac
30 Jul 2007, 21:07
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Graham Allen - artist
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Graham Allen - artist

Graham Allen is one of my favourite artists and my earliest memory of him is his work for the Power comics in the mid sixties. He drew Kicks in Pow but not sure what else. He drew Super Dad in Cor and a strip in TV Comic (Nelly's telly?). He also drew Tuffy McGrew but can't remember which comic that...
by stevezodiac
16 Jul 2007, 20:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Bags
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Comic Bags

i buy food/freezer bags from those household goods shops in the high street. The smaller one are ok for beanos etc and the large ones for comic cuts/rainbow sized comics etc. Only problem is you can't get an ideal size for lions tigers etc. Backing boards are a waste of time. Only used for stacking ...
by stevezodiac
08 Jul 2007, 10:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your comic collection?
Replies: 16
Views: 1737

Your comic collection?

The last time i counted my comic collection was in the 1970s when it numbered over 20,000. It is at least twice that now. I started collecting in 1965 with TV21 issue 21. Have started selling some on ebay to make room. Half of my collection is in storage including original EC and ATLAS comics and al...
by stevezodiac
20 Jun 2007, 21:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

Very interesting Sutherland pieces but please remember us comic fans hate it when anyone spells it "DC Thompson", it's DC Thomson. You're adding the P (as opposed to taking it). And whenever I read Tupper he'll be a cockney.
by stevezodiac
19 Jun 2007, 21:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS BLUEBOTTLE AND BASHER BAXENDALE'S BEST WORK?
Replies: 7
Views: 986

WAS BLUEBOTTLE AND BASHER BAXENDALE'S BEST WORK?

I was going through some papers in my office when I came across a page of Bluebottle and Basher i'd photocopied a few years ago. My intention was to colour it in. It made me realise what a joy this strip was and, in my opinion, was Leo Baxendale's best ever. Swots and Blots was good but B&B had extr...
by stevezodiac
19 Jun 2007, 21:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Summer Specials .....
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Summer Specials .....

They have become less "special" since DC Thomson started releasing those other glossy large sized specials throughout the year. Also the size is much smaller and squarer than in the 60s and 70s and not as appealing. I think last christmas was the first time i hadn't bought the dandy and beano christ...
by stevezodiac
07 Jun 2007, 20:31
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books
Replies: 65
Views: 17441

Badtime Bedtime Books

That's got me thinking, maybe it was Ken's version I was thinking of. I seem to remember the character drooling over a girl which was pretty repulsive. And when Dare a day Davy got mangled he went over the top with the contusions - wouldn't be allowed today, they even stopped Dennis, Minnie and Bery...
by stevezodiac
06 Jun 2007, 20:43
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books
Replies: 65
Views: 17441

Badtime Bedtime Books

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Mike Brown was an animator who inked Baxendale's pencils but I'm not sure about the inking part, that usually only happens in US comics. Graham Allen is my favourite living cartoonist, I collect his cartoons from the Daily Express on Fridays and Sundays but ...
by stevezodiac
05 Jun 2007, 20:12
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books
Replies: 65
Views: 17441

Badtime Bedtime Books

I posted the Monster Fun book to you yesterday second class, if you got it today, Tuesday, that's pretty good from London to the Scottish Highlands. It occurs to me that you will have absolutely no idea what Pie, Mash and Liquor is - it is a traditional cockney meal - the liquor being a bright green...
by stevezodiac
03 Jun 2007, 18:16
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books
Replies: 65
Views: 17441

Badtime Bedtime Books

Also while in Deptford High Street I picked up the last Ed McBain 87th Precinct hardback (ex library) fro a charity shop for 20p so there are still bargains around. I forgot to mention the MF annual is in almost new condition with just a crossword completed in biro. I weighed the item and second cla...
by stevezodiac
02 Jun 2007, 20:58
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books
Replies: 65
Views: 17441

Badtime Bedtime Books

My usual saturday visit to Deptford Market today resulted in A . A breadbasket full of pie, mash and liquor (sloo) and B . the purchase of the 1980 Monster Fun Annual for a measly ten bob (50 new pence). Anyway as comfirmed in an earlier reply there are two Badtime Bedtime stories: Robinson Gruesome...
by stevezodiac
17 May 2007, 21:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING

Thanks for all the advice, I really only want to do cartoons as a hobby, I get the Weekly News every week and they have about 25 gag cartoons per issue so I figured there would be the best opportunity - the money doesn't interest me - i'm not a premiership footballer. Never considered the Readers Di...
by stevezodiac
08 May 2007, 21:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

Yes i thought that would be the case due to railways not being exclusive to the capital. I will hold a seance and ask mr d c thomson himself here goes: "Excuse me, your head honchoship, but was alf tupper a cockney?" dc thomson: "It was a cold and gloomy nicht ye ken and there was a neep and tattie ...
by stevezodiac
08 May 2007, 20:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

I adored the Likely Lads and have every episode in dvd box set. But they did use NE phrases like starting a sentence with Eeee! or saying "Though Butt". Another aspect of the Tough of the Track is, of course, the railway arch where he worked. We have hundreds of these arches across London and my nan...