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by dishes
18 Aug 2011, 08:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ooyah! Punishment in the fun comics
Replies: 85
Views: 30570

Re: Ooyah! Punishment in the fun comics

(Back to the initial topic): If DC Thomson comics emphasized justice and retribution more than its London rivals, its hardly surprising considering the nature of the company, founded and run by a family of hard-line conservative bible-thumping protestants.
by dishes
08 Aug 2011, 20:21
Forum: Dandy
Topic: the three Dinahs
Replies: 35
Views: 11474

Re: the three Dinahs

NP wrote:
dishes wrote:DINAH MO
1986-1996 drawn again by Ron Spencer (and later John Geering, probably others)
Yes, definitely 'others'!!
Whoops, sorry Nigel, no slight intended!
by dishes
08 Aug 2011, 18:52
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Tumba and Rumba
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Re: Tumba and Rumba

Peter's Pocket Grandpa is also very good by Ron...great use of large and small..using different thin and thick pens....which he also did in The Nibblers.. Ron a great comic artist.. Certainly agree with that last bit! Though Pete's Pocket Grandpa was one of the strips I was thinking of that I didn'...
by dishes
08 Aug 2011, 18:40
Forum: Dandy
Topic: the three Dinahs
Replies: 35
Views: 11474

Re: the three Dinahs

The top artwork in blue is definately by Ron Spencer...here it looks a bit more elaborate than usual, like his 1960s front cover Sparky character work. OK, I take back my skepticism. Ron Spencer now ranks even more highly in my estimation now, what a cartoonist. To sum up: DINAH MITE (Thomson) 1957...
by dishes
07 Aug 2011, 21:22
Forum: Dandy
Topic: the three Dinahs
Replies: 35
Views: 11474

Re: the three Dinahs

Ah I wondered if that was Ron Spencer, too, Thanks!

EDIT: On reflection I'm not sure if I believe you, though. It just doesn't look like his other work of the period to me.
by dishes
07 Aug 2011, 21:19
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Tumba and Rumba
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Tumba and Rumba

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/comical%20characters/img144.jpg http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/comical%20characters/img145.jpg What a peculiar strip this was for 1990. A strip set in the British Raj, 45 years after it had ceased to exist. Nevertheless, it was ...
by dishes
07 Aug 2011, 21:03
Forum: Dandy
Topic: the three Dinahs
Replies: 35
Views: 11474

the three Dinahs

Continuing the Dinah discussion from this thread: http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4253 Dinah Mite from Dandy annual 1971 (who is the artist? really like the style.) http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/comical%20characters/img149.jpg http://i64.photobucket.com/album...
by dishes
07 Aug 2011, 20:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Out of character fun in comics...and surprises!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Out of character fun in comics...and surprises!!

I'm going to start a separate thread about Dinah Mite/Mo in the Dandy section as it's a bit off topic here.
by dishes
07 Aug 2011, 20:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strips which were given a proper ending
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: Strips which were given a proper ending

From the Beano dated May 9 1987, the last "Baby-Face" Finlayson of his second run. It was replaced by another small character with prominent nostrils, Little Monkey. I think when I read this strip at the time it was the first time I realised Baby Face was American (I had not yet seen any of the earl...
by dishes
29 Jul 2011, 18:34
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Scoop comic writer and artist identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Scoop comic writer and artist identification

I think the artist there is Tony Harding.

Stark also appeared in Victor in the late 1980s, though I don't know if they were originals or reprints.
by dishes
27 Jul 2011, 18:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Belgian and French kids' comics

Yecchhh, the 3D Movie versions of The Smurfs (now plastered on omnibuses everywhere) and of Tintin look repulsive. It shouldn't be allowed. I miss the days when 3D animation meant Morph or Bagpuss.
by dishes
21 Jul 2011, 20:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Belgian and French kids' comics

http://i54.tinypic.com/zuqoo4.jpg Here are the characters I recognise from the cover of Philcom's book: http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/comical%20characters/img142.jpg Tail at top: Marsupilami 1: ? 2: Alfred (from Zig et Puce 3: Lucky Luke 4: ? 5: ? 6: Iznogoud 7: Bécassine 8: Bl...
by dishes
11 Jul 2011, 08:42
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Solano Lopez
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

Solano Lopez

Though Eddie Campbell was a fan of US comics in the 1960s rather than UK ones, in his blog yesterday he shows us a story he liked by Solano Lopez: (Date 10 July)

http://eddiecampbell.blogspot.com/2011/ ... -kept.html
by dishes
09 Jul 2011, 19:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Belgian and French kids' comics

Thompson and Thomson (who are emphatically NOT twins- I blame that dodgy '80s pop group for popularising that misconception! I mean they have different surnames), were not British, no. As R Moubert points out above, their original names are Dupont and Dupond. Though admittedly they look and act Brit...
by dishes
09 Jul 2011, 08:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Belgian and French kids' comics

Oh, OK! In fact, as far as Captain Haddock goes, I think I can answer my own question. The Captain was first introduced as a minor character in "The Crab with the Golden Claws" and Hergé had no notion initially of making him a main character. Like the other recurring characters in Tintin, he simply ...