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by philcom55
13 Jul 2019, 13:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: DC Thomson Artist John Batchelor.
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

DC Thomson Artist John Batchelor.

John Batchelor was an artist with an amazing pen & ink technique who drew for comics like DC Thomson's Romeo during the late 1950s and early 1960s. As this example from a comic strip biography of Marilyn Monroe shows he also had a real talent for capturing accurate likenesses. However, one thing I'v...
by philcom55
26 Jun 2019, 23:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Weather or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Weather or not...

I liked how London always tended to get the worst of it in strips like 'The Great Flood Of London' as I reckoned it served them right for all those national broadcasters who used to talk as though the weather in the South East corner of England was all that really mattered, and that nobody cared abo...
by philcom55
19 Jun 2019, 10:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 6427

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Mergers were generally a way of transferring readers and subscriptions from one title to another so there always had to be at least a couple of series from the cancelled title which continued in the new one. Unfortunately this often meant that the dominant comic in the merger ran the risk of being s...
by philcom55
14 Jun 2019, 01:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 6427

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Great to see that Goof! As a matter of interest does anybody remember if those annoying bleed-throughs were apparent when the comics were published, or has the ink gradually seeped into the paper over time?
by philcom55
24 May 2019, 15:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion Trigan Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Re: Rebellion Trigan Empire

I agree that the scripting gets a bit repetitive after a while, but nothing could ever compare with the opening episodes in Ranger.
by philcom55
20 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Rebellion to reprint Trigan Empire
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Re: Rebellion to reprint Trigan Empire

In the words of Brenda from Bristol "Not another one???" :)
by philcom55
20 May 2019, 14:22
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)
Replies: 55
Views: 18431

Re: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)

The 1980 Strips portfolio produced by the Society of Strip Illustration includes this short biography of Richardson: "John was born in 1943. He became involved in the strip profession rather late, in the early seventies, when DC Thomsons gave him a chance to draw a strip in their Bunty title. This l...
by philcom55
19 May 2019, 00:49
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)
Replies: 55
Views: 18431

Re: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)

Richardson was also the artist of A Song For Andrella in Mirabelle.

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by philcom55
29 Apr 2019, 16:46
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls comics
Replies: 438
Views: 87402

Re: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls co

Here's a nice Aunt Isobel page by Otway. As you say Norman, he had a wonderful knack for drawing women's heads at an angle that emphasized their expression.

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by philcom55
29 Apr 2019, 12:16
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls comics
Replies: 438
Views: 87402

Re: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls co

I know what you mean about that profile Norman, but oddly enough Leslie Otway did draw some later episodes of Aunt Isobel and the difference in styles is immediately obvious, though they were both brilliant artists. In fact since I posted that page I've picked up the original art for it as well as a...
by philcom55
22 Apr 2019, 14:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 8397

Re: Which titles would you like to see indexed?

I think Denis produced a lot of one and two page fillers for Len Miller's black & white reprint titles which were Alan's main competition for a time.
by philcom55
22 Apr 2019, 13:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.

Peter Richardson is currently working on an article about the artist Gordon Livingstone who is, of course, best known for his many issues of DC Thomson's Commando. Unfortunately Peter is struggling to find examples of Gordon's early work for Thomson titles aimed at the girls' market. Does anybody kn...
by philcom55
15 Apr 2019, 10:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 8397

Re: Which titles would you like to see indexed?

I would to to see a index of pocket library comics which have not been covered beforehand like Gemini 2000, star blazer etc I know some pocket library comics issues are rare and don’t often appear for sale so it’s hard to know how many are in the series As far as Starblazer is concerned DC Thomson ...
by philcom55
12 Apr 2019, 12:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 8397

Re: Which titles would you like to see indexed?

Oh I'm greatly looking forward to your books as well Phoenix - in my opinion a Bunty index would just complement your own invaluable tome by focusing on the creative personnel, particularly the artists. Thinking about it a bit I'd also like to see New Hotspur and Hornet indexed someday, as well as T...
by philcom55
12 Apr 2019, 02:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 8397

Re: Which titles would you like to see indexed?

It's great to hear that you haven't retired from indexing for good Kashgar as few people know so much about comics history - particularly the mid-20th century period which appeals to me most. I'd really love to see a Victor index of course, as well as a Bunty one (though maybe David Roach would be b...