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by Kashgar
20 Aug 2019, 16:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Fifty years ago today..... Dudley Watkins.
Replies: 0
Views: 5260

Fifty years ago today..... Dudley Watkins.

It was fifty years ago this morning that Dudley Watkins was found dead at his desk by his wife Doris. He had suffered a heart attack, aged 62 and, because his work has been in print so often since his death, it hardly seems credible that he has been gone so long. He was a one off and, to me, he was,...
by Kashgar
07 Aug 2019, 09:34
Forum: Commando
Topic: Commando Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 10404

Re: Commando Announcement

I think Digi was referring to those Thomson girls titles that had a picture library associated with them Derek, namely Bunty, Judy, and Debbie. I've just been upstairs to my second bedroom, Ray, which is so full of boxes that for the time being I have no idea where my collections of DEBBIE Picture ...
by Kashgar
06 Aug 2019, 16:47
Forum: Commando
Topic: Commando Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 10404

Re: Commando Announcement

plus I think three of the girls comics There were actually eleven titles for girls from DCT, Digi. The titles were BUNTY , JUDY , MANDY , DEBBIE , DIANA , EMMA , NIKKI , TRACY , SPELLBOUND , M&J (= MANDY and JUDY combined) and SUZY . Titles such as JACKIE and BLUE JEANS were for older girls. I thin...
by Kashgar
26 Jun 2019, 16:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Weather or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 6153

Re: Weather or not...

I love snow, in comics and real life. I've never forgotten a Baby Crockett story I read decades ago where he opens the front door and the snow is up to the top of it so he tunnels out through it. I love strips that feature snow deep enough to tunnel through. Two that spring to mind are the Desperat...
by Kashgar
26 Jun 2019, 16:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Weather or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 6153

Re: Weather or not...

Looking back at that old thread and the question of which Victor strip featured those frozen landscapes that Col mentioned I think it may have been 'The Fear from Farthest Space' which was drawn, as he remembers, by Alan Philpott.
by Kashgar
25 Jun 2019, 15:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Weather or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 6153

Weather or not...

I can't recall the last time I posted a new topic on comics uk or even if I am just resurrecting an old one under a different guise but as it's raining outside it's got me thinking about how much I have been fascinated over the years by comic strips featuring inclement weather, rain, snow, wind etc....
by Kashgar
25 Jun 2019, 15:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 894
Views: 322118

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Hawkeye wrote:'A few nicks and creases, damage to spine, still not a bad copy.'

Not exactly how I would describe it !!

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As 'nicks' go that takes some beating! I would hate to see what a 'bad copy' looked like in his opinion.
by Kashgar
19 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 14838

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

His name was Douglas Pethrick. Very rare name. There's only one registered in the UK in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE12 Thanks for that Adam. So it looks likely that Douglas is still around and that he hasn't moved far in the last 55 years. A mere ten miles. In fact I think he came from Ne...
by Kashgar
18 Jun 2019, 16:11
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 14838

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

I had a boy in my class at primary school who came from the local 'orphanage'. It was a place where children, from what were termed broken homes, were housed but it still got called an orphanage. He was only at our school for a few months so I'm not sure how his life worked out. His name was Douglas...
by Kashgar
05 May 2019, 20:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7804
Views: 1508287

Re: What comics did you buy today?

When these were first published we made quite an extensive list of corrections of the errors these books contained on this site. Much to the annoyance of one of the writers if memory serves.
by Kashgar
23 Apr 2019, 16:49
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.
Replies: 2
Views: 3619

Re: Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.

Hi Col, The first two of Thomson/Lengs digest sized women's mags were Golden Heart Love Stories and Love and Life Library first published I think, if memory serves, in 1957 and they were followed a year later by their companion titles Silver Moon Romances and Blue Rosette Romances. These four eventu...
by Kashgar
11 Apr 2019, 17:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 14911

Which titles would you like to see indexed?

If any comic/adventure strip title could be indexed, which hasn't yet been done, which would it be and what form would you like it take? I ask because I have a Victor Index in the planning stage but as such things are very time consuming to produce, particularly if you want to do a half decent job, ...
by Kashgar
11 Apr 2019, 17:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7804
Views: 1508287

Re: What comics did you buy today?

It hasn't arrived yet but I'm really happy with the purchase of issue #1-42 of Tiger from 1954/1955. I've been after #1 for ages and have narrowly missed it a couple of times in the last 6 months alone so to get a whole run is brilliant. My completist nature is saying that I've got the most difficu...
by Kashgar
26 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 447
Views: 155432

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

I know you don't have the time or space but i personally would love to see a small synopsis on every series they done in all comic titles from a history point of view for future generations etc, Oh, wouldn't we all Bri! But such enterprises can be extremely fatiguing even if all of the relevant inf...
by Kashgar
05 Mar 2019, 23:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 8093

Re: Overlooked early children's comics

The original series Sunny Stories for Little Folk was first published in 1926 and was edited by Enid Blyton who also contributed to the content. It became Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories in 1937 until she left the publication in 1953.