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by Shaqui
22 Feb 2017, 19:03
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: roland davies
Replies: 39
Views: 32352

Re: roland davies

I gather from comments made by the late Roger Perry, that he tried to use Roland Davies quite a bit, and commissioned him for the two New Adventures of Huck Finn storybooks published in the late 60s by Century 21 Publishing, as they required a mix of realistic art for the live action stars, while al...
by Shaqui
11 Aug 2016, 16:00
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Tumblr of Original UK Comic Art
Replies: 8
Views: 4557

Re: Tumblr of Original UK Comic Art

Lovely stuff - thanks for the link! I'd guess that the bulk of this artwork was purchased from the Hansen collection via Phil Clark. I've got quite a lot of similar pieces for which I really ought to set up a gallery of my own. Phil, you could use Comic Art Fans, as I do? Free to join, with control...
by Shaqui
19 Dec 2015, 12:29
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Can anyone help identify this artwork?
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

Re: Can anyone help identify this artwork?

I'm inclined to say the proportions are wrong for a pocket library, and comic artwork is usually marked up in someway so the printers knew which title and issue it was for. That said, it doesn't have bleed or crop marks, which a full page cover art would have, so that gives the impression it's been ...
by Shaqui
19 Dec 2015, 11:09
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Star trek Animated Scripts
Replies: 0
Views: 3413

Star trek Animated Scripts

I'm quite a fan of the Animated Series, and have been trying to obtain the scripts for the episodes. I've amassed a decent collection but some still evade me, so does anyone here have access to any? I'm not listing what I need, as it may be you have drafts which differ from those I have, and I'd lik...
by Shaqui
11 Nov 2015, 22:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Any European comic buffs...
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Any European comic buffs...

...who know of any current French comics for girls, please?
by Shaqui
19 Sep 2015, 10:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Postgate and Firmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Postgate and Firmin

While Bill Mevin drew the Pogles strip in Pippin from the first issue Firmin did produce some original drawings for that title. He also drew the Ivor strip for TV Land and a series of superb Noggin the Nog tableaux for Playland that were later collected in the book 'Nogmania'. I'm very much of the ...
by Shaqui
19 Sep 2015, 10:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Postgate and Firmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Postgate and Firmin

Of course there were times when Peter Firmin was kept busy with work outside his partnership with Oliver Postgate - notably on the hugely successful Basil Brush: a character he designed independently in 1962. Strangely, aside from some 'Starting to Read' books, I don't recall Peter Firmin illustrat...
by Shaqui
19 Sep 2015, 08:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Postgate and Firmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Postgate and Firmin

Did Peter Firmin draw those strips originally? My solitary issue of Pippin from 1969 has Bill Mevin drawing the Pogles. (A good choice, because his art is similar to Firmin's, though not as stylishly "flat".) I think the annuals always used Peter Firmin art, as he and Oliver Postgate put them toget...
by Shaqui
17 Sep 2015, 10:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Postgate and Firmin
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Postgate and Firmin

Are Jonathan, David and Emily the real Postgate children? I know Emily appeared for real in Bagpuss...
by Shaqui
17 Sep 2015, 09:30
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: artist for Jack O Justice / Highway Days in Valiant / Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

Re: artist for Jack O Justice / Highway Days in Valiant / Su

Looking at the original post, I came to the same conclusion it is Geoff Campion, before scrolling down to see Phil had beat me to it...
by Shaqui
11 Aug 2015, 06:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: June fortnightly in 1974?
Replies: 43
Views: 10325

Re: June fortnightly in 1974?

Digifiend wrote:That would have made a mess of their TV listings... did they just omit them?
Yes, the two end pages reserved for listings were replaced by photo features.
by Shaqui
02 Aug 2015, 19:55
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Cilla Black has died
Replies: 6
Views: 5228

Re: Cilla Black has died

Yes, very sad. :cry:
by Shaqui
29 Jul 2015, 19:56
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8723

Re: Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?

Yes, definitely looks like Brian Lewis art to me. Thanks for that! :D
by Shaqui
29 Jul 2015, 18:37
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8723

Re: Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?

Hi Kashgar,

It has been suggested the artist is Brian Lewis, a well-known and admired illustrator, who sadly died shortly after this. It may be among the few strips he did for DCT, and we are looking for a scan to confirm it is indeed his work.

Many thanks,

Shaqui
by Shaqui
28 Jul 2015, 05:41
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8723

Sparky Annual 1970s Sci-Fi strip?

Are there any Sparky fans out there with the 70s annuals that know of a sci-fi strip where in the last frames, the aliens are revealed to be bird-like when they remove their space helmets (or similar)? I'm told it was a Sparky annual but it could be another DCT title. Any help (and pictures, as we w...