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by stevezodiac
07 May 2007, 21:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES

I thought popular book centres were all over London. I remember being in one in New Cross and a batch of early Sparkys came in. They were among the first 50 issues number wise and almost mint. The shopkeeper was just about to set about them with his rubber stamp when i asked if I could buy them as t...
by stevezodiac
07 May 2007, 21:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING

Thanks for your contributions but my tea story actually happened, thought i'd made that clear, most of my humour comes out of just discussing things with people. Once me and a mate were sitting in a pub with a couple of girls and the only place to sit was where the sachets of sauces were, one of the...
by stevezodiac
07 May 2007, 19:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING

Yes I got a how to draw cartoons book by Maddocks a few years ago. I have about five ideas for cartoons at the moment. There is one cartoonist who has a gag or two in the Weekly News each week and every single one is based on a weak pun. It's as if the cartoonist has no real feel for comedy and reli...
by stevezodiac
07 May 2007, 19:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

Fish and chips are eaten in London believe it or not although I have had to ration my pie, mash and liquor consumption to once a month due to expanding girth. Talking of Charlie Peace I visited Scotland Yard's Black Museum a few years ago and saw his violin case and special folding ladder - i was te...
by stevezodiac
04 May 2007, 21:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

ADVICE ABOUT CARTOONING

I have been an amatuer cartoonist for about 35 years and have some ideas for single panel newspaper "gag" cartoons. The thing is I open the post in work and can never throw away a white envelope without doing a doodole on it and they look fresh, vibrant and animated. However when i try to draw a pro...
by stevezodiac
04 May 2007, 21:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

I think we are entitled to at least one cockney character as everyone seemed to have come from up north. Having said that I also presumed Captain Hurricane was a cockney too. Maybe DC Thomson could issue an encyclopaedia of their characters giving their home towns. I'd put Dirty Dick in a small town...
by stevezodiac
03 May 2007, 21:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

Further to my reply in another forum I would like to ask the forum in general where they thought Alf Tupper came from when they read Tough of the Track as a kid. As a Londoner who's dad was a welder in the docks it was natural for me to assume he was a Cockney but I used to think the same of Andy Ca...
by stevezodiac
03 May 2007, 21:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES

I used to visit Swan's bookstall in Deptford High Street from when I was a kid in the late 60s right up until about 1990. He had hundreds of paperbacks at the front of the stall and the comics were on a shelf at the back and you had to ask him to pass them to you. I remember having to write out a ch...
by stevezodiac
01 May 2007, 20:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

I found a few ads last night but two were for Weetabix and one (in Film Fun) was for Shreddies both non Kellogs cereals i'm afraid. I remember those Kellogs kings and queens heads from the 60s. you cut out the head of a historic monarch from the back of the pack and then folded it to make a 3d image...
by stevezodiac
30 Apr 2007, 20:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

Unfortunately 50s comics tended to have small quarter page ads rather than the full page colour ads that developed in the 60s and didn't advertise breakfast cereals too much (if at all). The best source for these is women's magazines like Woman and Woman's Own which had colour ads in the 50s whereas...
by stevezodiac
28 Apr 2007, 20:40
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!

Very grateful for that, I have a very good memory for trivia as my workmates will tell you. I thought he'd had a longer run though. Incidentally i have an article about charles griggs from the daily mirror of several years ago. it was about seaside postcards. Seem to remember it covered two pages an...
by stevezodiac
27 Apr 2007, 21:21
Forum: Commando
Topic: Commando's 4,000th edition
Replies: 12
Views: 5867

Commando's 4,000th edition

I e-mailed the bbc last week to tell them about Commando 4000 so maybe I am responsible for their article appearing. My main object was to make people aware that it was still being published and maybe get some more sales as I am concerned it may fold. The move to four reprints a month is a danger si...
by stevezodiac
22 Apr 2007, 21:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!

Can anyone confirm that Charles Griggs drew Desperate Dan each week in the mid to late seventies? I mentioned it in these forums once and was told it didn't happen apart from Summer Specials but i'm pretty sure he did.
by stevezodiac
21 Apr 2007, 21:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dalekmania!
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Dalekmania!

Did anyone get the Dalek Chronicles collection published about ten years ago? It collected every single Dalek strip from TV21 in full colour and was superb. Wish i'd bought a dozen copies but didn't know about ebay at the time. (Mercenary me) I read those stories first time round and they really bri...
by stevezodiac
20 Apr 2007, 21:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WEEKLY NEWS COMMANDO ARTICLE-OUT NOW!
Replies: 4
Views: 708

WEEKLY NEWS COMMANDO ARTICLE-OUT NOW!

I love The Weekly News (published by DC Thomson), I showed this week's copy to a young colleague from Dundee and he said "I used to deliver that when I was a wee lad". It's strange how many people have never heard of it considering it's been around for 150+ years. There are always loads of cartoons,...