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by dishes
15 May 2011, 12:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Broons/Oor Wullie 75 next week.
Replies: 31
Views: 8055

Re: Broons/Oor Wullie 75 next week.

My dad was at school with Dudley Watkins's son, I remember him telling me. All the kids knew Watkins senior's art so his son was quite the celebrity.
by dishes
10 Apr 2011, 23:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you deliver as a paper boy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1815

Re: What comics did you deliver as a paper boy?

Billy Casper in Barry Hines's A Kestrel For A Knave has a very punishing morning schedule of fighting with his mam and brother, taking care of his kestrel and doing a paper round, but he still finds time to read Desperate Dan in the Dandy he's delivering. He doesn't bother to read the rest of it tho...
by dishes
07 Apr 2011, 19:07
Forum: Beano
Topic: Suspect Beano 1 on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 10068

Re: Suspect Beano 1 on eBay

I think it's the cellophane fronted bag it's in that has the white creases!
by dishes
02 Apr 2011, 18:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 743
Views: 200009

Re: Comics on TV

Why are you still talking about lions? It's Corporal Clott from November 21st 1987 (filmed dangerously close to transmission date!) drawn by Davey Law admirer Steve Bright with a cameo from another old Dandy star. Hope Rodney enjoyed it.
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by dishes
02 Apr 2011, 15:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 743
Views: 200009

Re: Comics on TV

It is Corporal Clott- the Steve Bright single page black and white version from er, 1987. Bully Beef on the facing page.
by dishes
02 Apr 2011, 13:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cover...
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cove

He was, yeah. Topper seems to have had trouble settling on a cover star in the 1970s. I think Beryl the Peril should have been the cover star from the beginning, she was certainly the most popular character. Maybe they were worried the comic would be associated too much with Beryl to the exclusion o...
by dishes
02 Apr 2011, 12:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comind Soon! The New Upgraded . . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Comind Soon! The New Upgraded . . . .

"Kramer's Ergot 6" (Buenaventura Press/Avodah books 2006) features an incredible Japanese WW2 comic by Suihô Tagawa. Really hard to choose images from it, here are two almost at random, you'll find more on the internet. http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/img129.jpg http://i64.photob...
by dishes
02 Apr 2011, 11:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cover...
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cove

Thanks for the replies, and the correction from Peter.

I wouldn't count Harry Hill as he does have proven popularity, albeit not in comics!
by dishes
01 Apr 2011, 23:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cover...
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: The Different comic characters that appeared on the cove

I wasn't sure whether or not to start a new thread for this, but one thing that interests me is brand new characters who are dropped straight onto the cover of an existing comic with no previous test of popularity. Biffo the Bear is one, though that might have been considered a pretty safe bet as an...
by dishes
01 Apr 2011, 20:18
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: At last, the Topper-Beezer Top 100.
Replies: 27
Views: 17363

Re: At last, the Topper-Beezer Top 100.

From the 1985 Topper Summer Special:
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by dishes
24 Mar 2011, 09:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Retro Beano and Dandy!! Could this happen?
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: The Retro Beano and Dandy!! Could this happen?

"Salvo" is a good word.

Increase your word power with the Beano, kids!
by dishes
20 Mar 2011, 22:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fan art
Replies: 303
Views: 54189

Re: Fan art

Great stuff, Old Freddy. Most of the strips I drew in my schooldays used existing characters (or thinly veiled versions of them) so it's impressive to see you creating your own characters for so long. I love the half-hearted barcode, and the empty glass case reserved fro the Zeeber annual 1934 (now ...
by dishes
02 Feb 2011, 10:07
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Topper Beezer Top 100
Replies: 147
Views: 76734

Re: The Topper Beezer Top 100

The other difference between Puss an' Boots and Mutt and Moggy is that Mutt and Moggy act marginally more like cat and dog. They live in a house with their owner, Master. In the first episode he buys them as kitten and puppy and they are tiny and even walk on all fours IIRC. The second episode they ...
by dishes
01 Feb 2011, 21:20
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Topper Beezer Top 100
Replies: 147
Views: 76734

Re: The Topper Beezer Top 100

The many revivals (and the clone-strip "Mutt and Moggy" in the Dandy) indicate that Puss and Boots should never have been discontinued! I wonder if it was due to the editor, or the writer growing weary of it, rather than low popularity? I enjoy almost anything drawn by John Geering, but I think Puss...
by dishes
01 Feb 2011, 21:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics/cartoons' contributions to the language
Replies: 0
Views: 961

British comics/cartoons' contributions to the language

http://www.tcj.com/hoodedutilitarian/20 ... es-part-7/

The other 6 parts of the series dealing with American cartoons and comics are interesting too.