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by Ginger
29 May 2016, 15:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics adapted into live action film and TV
Replies: 17
Views: 10383

Re: British comics adapted into live action film and TV

Andy Capp is out on DVD from Network: http://networkonair.com/shop/1576-andy-capp-the-complete-series.html The trailer's enough for me, but it looks quite good, actually. Bolam is a natural Andy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRFiVMyAh8 Although the fact that only one series was made doesn't ins...
by Ginger
29 May 2016, 12:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics adapted into live action film and TV
Replies: 17
Views: 10383

Re: British comics adapted into live action film and TV

Andy Capp was made as a live action TV series back in the 1980s. It featured James Bolam as Andy and Paula Tilbrook as Flo. Had to Google as I could not remember who had starred as Flo. I did miss it! Actually, James Bolam as Andy sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't think I ever saw it. Might have...
by Ginger
29 May 2016, 11:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics adapted into live action film and TV
Replies: 17
Views: 10383

Re: British comics adapted into live action film and TV

That's what I was wondering. (Although there's definitely been at least one live-action Billy Bunter) Surely there hasn't been a live-action Andy Capp film/TV show, has there? Although there was a stage play. Actually, I'm not aware of Andy Capp in TV/film at all, either live-action or animation. Di...
by Ginger
28 May 2016, 16:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?

It's always worth having some experience as instinct is not always instinct. Sometimes, it's a learned reaction that has become a subconscious reaction. Well, yes, fair point. Although I think my instinct is based on my experience, ie, I have tried a few adventure comics, and they just didn't grab ...
by Ginger
28 May 2016, 15:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?

I will say that to appreciate any, you really need to be ready to enjoy it all or at least experience enough of it to make a clear reasonable argument as to why you don't like a specific genre or artist. Just playing devil's advocate, here, but are we really so impelled to make a 'clear, reasonable...
by Ginger
26 May 2016, 11:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?

It seems odd to me that one would have strong preferences over the other. Interesting perspective, Lew. I may indeed be odd, but in my case, I've always had a huge fondness for humour comics, and very close to zero interest in action comics, as both man and boy. Typically, a comic from my childhood...
by Ginger
25 May 2016, 18:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?
Replies: 31
Views: 6581

Re: Humour or Adventure - Do you have a preference?

The kids call anything cartoon-related comics these days, Phoenix. I think it's an American thing. I used to think it was just strips, but I've even seen single panel gags referred to as 'a comic'. For me, apart from a very brief flirtation with Commando and Spiderman when I was a kid, it's been hum...
by Ginger
25 May 2016, 10:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: TV Comic - first Sooty appearance?
Replies: 13
Views: 4407

Re: TV Comic - first Sooty appearance?

Ha! Before my time. That was my other theory!
I'd forgotten TV Comic had been going that long, to be honest.

Thanks, Raven.
by Ginger
25 May 2016, 09:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: TV Comic - first Sooty appearance?
Replies: 13
Views: 4407

Re: TV Comic - first Sooty appearance?

I used to read TV Comic, it was my favourite for a long time, I had it delivered. But I don't recall Sooty being in it at all. What's the date on that issue, Digi? I suspect it's after I stopped reading it (which I'd say was near the end of the 70s) I stopped reading TV Comic soon after it became th...
by Ginger
22 May 2016, 19:19
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 17
Views: 16322

Re: Peanuts

That's very true, even Charlie Brown's name is mentioned in one. Precursor is absolutely correct.

But it's not the strip.
by Ginger
22 May 2016, 17:13
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 17
Views: 16322

Re: Peanuts

I saw the Telgraph Review section this morning and its actually 65 years since Peanuts began (as Little Folks?) Nope, it was never called Little Folks or anything other than Peanuts (unless you count the way Schulz always subtitled the Sunday comics 'featuring Good Ol' Charlie Brown') That's becaus...
by Ginger
26 Nov 2014, 22:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: An Annual for Xmas - A Xmas Annual?
Replies: 35
Views: 6804

Re: An Annual for Xmas - A Xmas Annual?

I used to love the Rupert annuals. Phoenix's 'weirdly comforting' expresses it rather well. There's a real old-fashioned charm about it all. I have to admit though I've fallen out of touch with the scarf-wearing bear. I have quite a few of the books, but they've been relegated to the attic for some ...
by Ginger
26 Nov 2014, 16:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 861
Views: 226446

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

they were also on inferior quality paper That's a matter of opinion. :wink: Half kidding, although I have always prefered the old newsprint-type paper comics used to be printed on. It's warmer somehow than the horrible glossy stuff they use these days. It's not nostalgia, either, as I remember even...
by Ginger
26 Nov 2014, 13:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: An Annual for Xmas - A Xmas Annual?
Replies: 35
Views: 6804

Re: An Annual for Xmas - A Xmas Annual?

Interesting thread. Obviously publishers were wary that they might diminish sales of annuals by making Xmas the main focus of their content as they went on sale months before the event I think a whole book every year full of xmas-themed comics would surely be just too much xmas for anyone, and would...
by Ginger
14 Oct 2014, 13:10
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Old Daily Express strip
Replies: 12
Views: 13718

Re: Old Daily Express strip

Lazy question! Reader, I Googled. I see that not only was it a newspaper strip, it was the one that made him the most money, through US syndication. The Wiki entry also states that, at 41 years, Bristow was the longest running strip by a single author. Now, I know that to be be incorrect, as Peanuts...