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by stevezodiac
18 Apr 2007, 22:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spoilt for choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2428

Spoilt for choice

My dad died in 1971 and my mum spoiled me by having almost every comic on order for me at the newsagent as well as Melody Maker, Disc, Sounds and NME I remember collecting them and only having to pay about five bob for the lot! (25p today). How sad was it, though, when TV21 started it's "new series"...
by stevezodiac
17 Apr 2007, 22:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: LEO BAXENDALE "ON COMEDY" BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 630

LEO BAXENDALE "ON COMEDY" BOOK

I was searching in my comic cupboard last week for some stuff to put on ebay and came across this book by Leo Baxendale which is a sort of chronical of his time at DC Thomson. It has no illustrations and I wondered if it was distributed at all as I have never seen another copy. Its full title is Leo...
by stevezodiac
10 Apr 2007, 20:55
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Wally Robertson?
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Wally Robertson?

Thanks for that. Maybe i'll create a blog and put them on there - one day.
by stevezodiac
06 Apr 2007, 14:59
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Hard-To-Find Information Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Hard-To-Find Information Request

Then i was 77% correct!
by stevezodiac
05 Apr 2007, 22:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Hard-To-Find Information Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Hard-To-Find Information Request

I think this Clayton fellow also drew some single panel cartoons in magazines like Weekend, Titbits and Reveille in the 70s. I seem to remember a recurring Wild West cartoon of his. I'd just like to say how grateful I am that the Weekly News still prints about twenty cartoons each week, they seemed ...
by stevezodiac
05 Apr 2007, 22:32
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Wally Robertson?
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Wally Robertson?

Some years ago i bought three A4 binders full of original Wally Robertson original artwork from Film Fun in the 1940s. They were pencil only pages on thin paper and were the try-outs for his strips, submitted to the editor for approval, indeed a couple have notes from the editor such as "use this wh...
by stevezodiac
02 Apr 2007, 21:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Magic comic
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Magic comic

Thanks for putting me right on that one and making me look a charlie (as Hancock would have said). I was right about Beezer and Topper but don't know why they couldn't have included them, after all they reduce the size of their strips in Classics From The Comics. Maybe they were just concentrating o...
by stevezodiac
01 Apr 2007, 10:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Magic comic
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Magic comic

DC THOMSON DID PRODUCE A HARDBACK BOOK REPRINTING COMPLETE FACSIMILIES OF THEIR COMIC FIRST EDITIONS. IT REPRINTED THE BEANO, DANDY AND MAGIC BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT ELSE. I'M SURE THERE WERE ABOUT SIX COMICS IN IT. COULD HAVE BEEN TOPPER AND BEEZER BUT I DON'T HAVE A RECOLLECTION OF IT. THEY ALSO...
by stevezodiac
01 Apr 2007, 10:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: More Monkhouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

More Monkhouse

OK. To tell the truth i think i'm thinking of another strip altogether. When i was a teenager and neded to thin out my collection i thought of getting rid of my TV Comics, i think it was because they were glossy and didn't feel like real comics. Instead i ditched the first couple of years of Look-In...
by stevezodiac
31 Mar 2007, 13:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: More Monkhouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

More Monkhouse

The Reg Varney strip was based on his 60s tv series "The Valiant Varneys" which, each week, would feature a sitcom about one of his ancestors, I can only remember him as a knight in armour.
by stevezodiac
30 Mar 2007, 20:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: More Monkhouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

More Monkhouse

I don't think Titcombe drew the Telegoons, I seem to remember it having a more vulgar style. Incidentally I watched the Telegoons as a kid in the early sixties and haven't seen them since, that is until last month when I got a two dvd set containing 26 episodes at a film fair. The dvds are good qual...
by stevezodiac
28 Mar 2007, 21:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fleetway War Libraries - bumper collections coming!
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Fleetway War Libraries - bumper collections coming!

Getting back to War library reprints. Won't people be put off by the fact they're in Black and White? I don't suppose it would be cost effective to colourise them but i've often wondered how they can publish the Beano and Dandy libraries in colour but not Commando. They have the same page count and ...
by stevezodiac
28 Mar 2007, 21:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: More Monkhouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

More Monkhouse

I think it was TV Comic and I am getting an image in my mind of it being drawn by Bill Titcombe. I remember reading it but have no recollection of storylines. I have some comics with Monkhouse art and he signed himself "RAMON" which was an abbreviation of Robert A. Monkhouse. Bill Titcombe drew almo...
by stevezodiac
21 Mar 2007, 21:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: COMMANDO 4000
Replies: 1
Views: 540

COMMANDO 4000

Next month will see issue 4000 of Commando which nobody seems to have mentioned. Has any other comic reached 4000 issues? I got the latest Commandos today and i'm pretty sure there are now only four new issues a month together with four reprints. I for one would gladly only have the new titles on my...
by stevezodiac
21 Mar 2007, 21:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ally Sloper scans from 1892
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Ally Sloper scans from 1892

I have a facsimile of the very first Judy, companion to Punch of course. I love 60s comics but also have a great fondness for Victorian stuff, as well as a few Ally Slopers I have a load of 1890s Funny Folks in my collection as well as hundreds of various humour magazines/papers of the era. Fascinat...