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by Corporal Clott
07 Jul 2007, 19:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: This one ROKS!
Replies: 5
Views: 785

This one ROKS!

I don?t know if any of you have heard, but John Freeman?s devised this scheme to produce comics on mobile phones. It?s called ROK comics. Well, it seems he?s accepted my old creation Billy Bang on the ROK site. God knows why. On reflection, the concept of a kid who literally explodes with anger was ...
by Corporal Clott
08 Jun 2007, 22:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Self-Promotion...
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Self-Promotion...

Yes, I realise this is a rather shameless attempt at self-promotion but I?ve just created a blog. Anyone interested can view this monstrosity at... http://ukworstschool.blogspot.com/ Back in the 80?s I created a series set in a public school for, I think it was the Victor . It was a send up of Tom B...
by Corporal Clott
07 Jun 2007, 15:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tales from the Asylum...
Replies: 0
Views: 773

Tales from the Asylum...

Just finished reading Titan?s ?Arkham Asylum,? written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Dave McKean. Two of our own producing some stunning artwork and a tight story line. According to the Guardian this was, ?...one of the best Batman comic strips ever.? I agree. There was a time when the Americans ha...
by Corporal Clott
05 Jun 2007, 19:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

Just a thought. Kim wouldn?t by any chance be sponsored by Kellogs would he? It just seems odd that someone should be interested in cereals. Personally, I never touched them. Not even the ones that went ?snap, crackle and pop!? :)
by Corporal Clott
04 Jun 2007, 13:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

It may have been, but I can?t honestly recall any. Perhaps Scott?s Porridge Oats may have made an appearance, due to its miraculous ability to neutralize the effects of Arctic winters. But I feel the readers expected such commodities best left to their mothers. I did, at least. Cereals in the Eagle?...
by Corporal Clott
04 Jun 2007, 11:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

I must confess to getting my parents to buy me a pair of ?Dan Dare? pyjamas I saw advertised in the Eagle. I was then photographed wearing them in the back garden. An image that still makes me blush. The Eagle was a veritable gold mine for adverts. If I recall correctly, I think it was also possible...
by Corporal Clott
01 Jun 2007, 14:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comix Zone
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Comix Zone

Looking through an old copy of ?Retro Gamer? I came across an article about a Mega Drive game called ?Comix Zone.? It was written by Sega and involved the lead character called Sketch Turner who became trapped in his own comic. Needless to say, this gave me nightmares. I could just imagine myself en...
by Corporal Clott
20 May 2007, 16:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Self-Promotion...
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Self-Promotion...

I seem to recall coming across an old Lord Snooty story in which Dudley Watkins drew himself, (Snooty and his pals wanted Dudley to teach them how to draw.) I just wonder how many other artists have appeared in their own stories. Given the massive egos these people have, (just look at the famous pai...
by Corporal Clott
18 May 2007, 20:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Randi v Jimmy Watson...
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Randi v Jimmy Watson...

Okay, here?s a bit of fun. Let?s see how imaginative you lot can be. Remember ?Jimmy and his Magic Patch?? Correct me if I?m wrong, but I think it was drawn by the great Dudley Watkins. Anyway, imagine you?re a scientist and you?ve been hired by that great sceptic, James Randi, to prove it?s a fraud...
by Corporal Clott
18 May 2007, 07:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are British Comics Dead?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Are British Comics Dead?

Jaded? Far from it! After almost 30 years in the business I still love writing and can?t see myself doing anything else. Correction ? it?s not love, it?s an obsession. And comics is only one of the mediums I work in. My point is simple: the rest of that article could have been a literary masterpiece...
by Corporal Clott
17 May 2007, 21:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are British Comics Dead?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Are British Comics Dead?

I?d put myself into that category. For example, when doing a Commando story depicting Germans, I?d have the Hun saying things like, ? Himmel! What was that?? or ? Teufel! It?s the Englanders.? It never occurred to me that the reader would recognise the Germans by their uniforms. So why did I use a m...
by Corporal Clott
17 May 2007, 18:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are British Comics Dead?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Are British Comics Dead?

Sorry about that. It just didn?t sound right. ?Who says British Comics are dead? and ?True, a lot of the material...? just sounded contradictory to me. But then I?m motivated by the Lure of the Pedant, (lest the Old Bill are monitoring this, the term refers to someone who can?t see the wood for the ...
by Corporal Clott
17 May 2007, 11:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are British Comics Dead?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Are British Comics Dead?

There?s an item in ?Down the Tubes? that reads... ?Who says British comics are dead? Certainly not the staff of Titan Magazines and Panini UK, who are filling the newsagents shelves with their publications. True, a lot of the material is reprinted from US comics, but the strips are lovingly repackag...
by Corporal Clott
15 May 2007, 21:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Old Comics, New Values...
Replies: 38
Views: 2695

Old Comics, New Values...

I see no problem with Marvo?s cigars. Instead of tobacco, they could be made of a herbal mixture. Rolled on the thighs of maidens working for Holland & Barrett, the mixture could contain hemp and dried banana skins.
by Corporal Clott
10 May 2007, 11:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A Penny For Them...
Replies: 0
Views: 775

A Penny For Them...

Looking through a second-hand bookshop, I found a ?The Best of Chums? book. It celebrates the Boy?s Paper "Chums" that ran from 1892 until 1941. Goebbles, who never let an opportunity pass, probably chalked this up as another victory for the Nazis. ?Mein Fuhrer! I haff more good news! Der Editor of ...