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Keyhole Kate

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Does anyone know if Keyhole Kate appeared in any other publication than The Dandy in the 1930s-50s? Weekly News? Red Letter? etc.

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No idea, but does anyone have access to all 26 issues of The Dandy from 1945?
http://www.comicvine.com/keyhole-kate/29-16938/
Comic Vine wrote:She even managed to oust Korky the Cat on the cover for one issue in 1945.
That just doesn't ring true to me.

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Yeah, that was me who wrote that. I got that 'fact' from The Dandy's wikipedia entry. Which is foolish thinking there are actually any facts at all on wikipedia.

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Digifiend wrote:Comic Vine wrote:
She even managed to oust Korky the Cat on the cover for one issue in 1945.
Digifiend wrote:That just doesn't ring true to me.
According to Ray Moore's The Dandy Monster Index, Keyhole Kate appeared as The Dandy cover strip on issue 294 (Jun. 9 1945).

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So it's true? I wonder why they did that? I'd have thought that if Korky's artist James Crichton wasn't available, they'd just have somebody ghost it, rather than put another character on the cover.

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I've got this copy of the Dandy with the Keyhole Kate cover...but I'm blowed to know where I've filed it, which is a bit of a worry as it isn't where it should be!
I'm working long night shifts until Monday morning, so won't be able to make a thorough search for it until then, but I will post it IF I can find the damn thing.

However, in the meantime I'm kind of of hoping that Kashgar will be able to post a picture of his copy.

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Digifiend wrote:So it's true? I wonder why they did that?
Because she was popular? Just a try-out to see if it affected sales?

Anyway; does anyone know if Keyhole Kate featured in any other publication apart from The Dandy in the 1930s/40s/50s? My Mum has always said that her Mum liked Keyhole Kate way back when but my late Grandma would have been about 47 when The Dandy was launched so I doubt she'd have read that. (Although she may have, as my Grandad was partial to the occasional comic, having grown up on Illustrated Chips etc.)

Just wanted to put a lifelong mystery to rest and know if my Grandma read The Dandy or whether the strip was also in Red Letter or somesuch publication. :)

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Keyhole Kate was in Sparky..

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Sparky was a little more recent than The Dandy, though!

Could she have been in short strips in The Weekly News? Also was The People's Friend aimed at a more general audience in that era? (i'm assuming 1900's here if she would have been in her 40's when The Dandy came out). Those are the only DCT publications i can think of that go back that far!

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She returned to the Dandy, drawn by Sid Burgon, in the late 80s/early 90s. I don't have anything like exact years.

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While we are all waiting for the celebrated Keyhole Kate DANDY cover [I've heard of this: I'd love to see this myself!] here's something related [a bit!]: a cameo from our Kate on a korking KORKY kover.


Pretty unusual---at one time, dunno about today----- for other DANDY characters to appear on the cover even in a guest capacity .

Sorry it's a wee bit small, this was culled and converted from e-bay.


Image

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I have a fair collection of Thomsons Women's magazines from various eras including Red Star Weekly, Secrets and Red Letter and have never seen Keyhole Kate therein. I have a 1933 copy of the Wizard that has a comic strip centre spread with two or three Alan Morley strips but I don't think KK was one of them. Nero and Zero were there.

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:While we are all waiting for the celebrated Keyhole Kate DANDY cover [/img]
First person to post it is a super star. :)

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Have managed to find issue 295 of Dandy with the Keyhole Kate cover.

Will post the back cover featuring the demoted Korky in a few minutes.

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Re: Keyhole Kate

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Here's the cover. Sorry it is so small, but when I scan it at anything higher than 50dpi it exceeds the max file size and won't submit. Any tips on how to get around this problem?
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