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05 Sep 2017, 12:24
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You normally give us an approximate translation from the Greek, Nikos. Could you please do so again, otherwise I at least will not be able to help you with these new requests. I need something recognisable to hover my thoughts over.


05 Sep 2017, 17:40
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That second one is pure Bert Vandeput with Mr Roly-Poly as a goalie with an appetite for a clean sheet and a decent profit as he was a baker by trader and a goalie by talent. It featured in the Victor and is a nice bit of gentle fun.

The boxing one is also a Victor story but I am chuffed if I can name it or the artist.

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colcool007 wrote:
That second one is pure Bert Vandeput with Mr Roly-Poly as a goalie with an appetite for a clean sheet and a decent profit as he was a baker by trade(r) and a goalie by talent. It featured in the Victor and is a nice bit of gentle fun.
A title would be good, Col. Thank you in anticipation.
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I am chuffed if I can name it or the artist.
What an interesting use of the word chuffed. Up here in my current neck of the woods the word chuffed means delighted/extremely pleased. Is yours a north-of-the-border meaning or did you pick the term up in London?


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colcool007 wrote:
That second one is pure Bert Vandeput with Mr Roly-Poly as a goalie with an appetite for a clean sheet and a decent profit as he was a baker by trade(r) and a goalie by talent. It featured in the Victor and is a nice bit of gentle fun.
A title would be good, Col. Thank you in anticipation.
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I am chuffed if I can name it or the artist.
What an interesting use of the word chuffed. Up here in my current neck of the woods the word chuffed means delighted/extremely pleased. Is yours a north-of-the-border meaning or did you pick the term up in London?

Mr Roly-Poly is the title. And it is either use the word chuffed or the word that I really meant! :lol: As even in Yorkshire, they use chuffing hell instead of the words that I am thinking of.

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As even in Yorkshire, they use chuffing hell instead of the words that I am thinking of.
What has Yorkshire got to do with anything? They are the enemy. I live in Lancashire. Locally they call this area Merseyside but I'm not having it. It was always Lancashire before some clown came along, created an administrative area and then renamed it. Lancashire was good enough for John O' Gaunt and Brian Statham so it's good enough for me.


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colcool007 wrote:
That second one is pure Bert Vandeput with Mr Roly-Poly as a goalie with an appetite for a clean sheet and a decent profit as he was a baker by trader and a goalie by talent. It featured in the Victor and is a nice bit of gentle fun.

The boxing one is also a Victor story but I am chuffed if I can name it or the artist.


Many thanks for the info, concerning the second story :) :o . But Mr Roly was not a goalie. He played as a center-back or center haf :?


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You normally give us an approximate translation from the Greek, Nikos. Could you please do so again, otherwise I at least will not be able to help you with these new requests. I need something recognisable to hover my thoughts over.


O.K. :D :) First one (boxer) is titled as "Giants' Killer". It's about a talented champion boxer who is kidnaped by two bad guys, after an accident he had driving his car, which leaded him to lost his memories (amnesia).

Second is titled as "Souvlaki-Man" :) :D the word is Greek (traditional Greek street -mainly- food, with "pita" and "gyros") :lol: 8) :) The story is about a cantine owner who is talented in football, playing as a center-back for the local team.

Thanks in advance !!!


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Sorry, Nikos, having hovered my thoughts over them, I have to admit that I don't recognise either.


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Sorry, Nikos, having hovered my thoughts over them, I have to admit that I don't recognise either.


Never mind :) Thanks anyway, you've helped me much, so far !!!


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"Giants Killer" was from Victor and titled "The Boxer Nobody Knows". It ran in issues 745 31/05/1975 to 750 05/07/1975. Unfortunately I don't have a name for the artist.

"Mister Roly-Poly" again from Victor, ran in issues 517 16/01/1971 to 526 20/03/1971. The artist, as has already been mentioned being Bert Vandeput. The second series, where he became the goalkeeper, ran in issues 1069 15/08/1981 to 1087 19/12/1981. Art by R. Charles Roylance.


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"Giants Killer" was from Victor and titled "The Boxer Nobody Knows". It ran in issues 745 31/05/1975 to 750 05/07/1975. Unfortunately I don't have a name for the artist.

"Mister Roly-Poly" again from Victor, ran in issues 517 16/01/1971 to 526 20/03/1971. The artist, as has already been mentioned being Bert Vandeput. The second series, where he became the goalkeeper, ran in issues 1069 15/08/1981 to 1087 19/12/1981. Art by R. Charles Roylance.


Thanks a lot for all this very useful data !!! :) :D

I beleive that the artist of "The Boxer Nobody Knows" was Juan Giralt.

Concerning "Mister Roly-Poly", I must say that only first series were introduced in Greece.

All the best, :cheers:

Nikos


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I beleive that the artist of "The Boxer Nobody Knows" was Juan Giralt.

Sorry Nikos, I'm afraid I have to disagree with you. It doesn't look like Giralt to me.


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I beleive that the artist of "The Boxer Nobody Knows" was Juan Giralt.

Sorry Nikos, I'm afraid I have to disagree with you. It doesn't look like Giralt to me.


Juan Giralt used to draw the persons' faces like having freckles on them. This is a sketching technique of him, that made me beleive that he was the artist in "Boxer" too.

But, of course, I am not absolutely sure... :? 8)


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Nikos Nikolaidis wrote:
I beleive that the artist of "The Boxer Nobody Knows" was Juan Giralt.

If you want examples of Giralt's work, then you need to look at Haddie which was in the Hotspur (which we have only recently discussed), The Blitz Kid which was in The Hornet and Red Dagger and The Bootneck Boy in Battle. Giralt also did quite a few of the Football Picture Story Monthlies too.

However, the artist for The Boxer Nobody Knows has a style that is distinct from Giralt's and it's an artist that I would not mind having a name put to the style.

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