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by DavidKW
25 Nov 2018, 15:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mike Noble RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 4293

Re: Mike Noble RIP

Sad to hear that too. Drew some fantastic stuff.

I was talking to a dealer at Manchester's Comic Fair on Saturday who met Noble once and said what a nice guy he was.

2018 been a bad year for deaths of so many comic greats - John Armstrong, Steve Ditko, Stan Lee just to name a very few.
by DavidKW
25 Nov 2018, 15:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7023
Views: 743343

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Bit of a recent assorted bonanza: Recently arrived from 30th Century Comics , their handful of remaining Pixie Comics and some Princess Tina - prompted a lot by curiosity of Pixie and the When Did The Happy Days End? thread. And I like Jane Bond and Chairman Cherry too - so Happy Days indeed! On Sat...
by DavidKW
21 Oct 2018, 11:28
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

oops went twice by mistake. Bl**** computers!

Forgot to mention - thanks Goof for that listing on the Sue Day picture libraries including mentions of most of who drew them and when they were published. Plus a useful list for me to tick off ones I've got and need to find. Cheers!
by DavidKW
21 Oct 2018, 11:26
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

I agree that there should be a full reprint of all The Happy Days strips - a good way would be to feature each year items were first published both comics and Picture Libraries (Sue Day 1966 for example...). As for this debate over censorship/attitudes when strips were first published, it's not real...
by DavidKW
21 Oct 2018, 11:26
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

I agree that there should be a full reprint of all The Happy Days strips - a good way would be to feature each year items were first published both comics and Picture Libraries (Sue Day 1966 for example...). As for this debate over censorship/attitudes when strips were first published, it's not real...
by DavidKW
12 Oct 2018, 13:11
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Yeah nice one Philcom! I too have the Sue Day Annual, so it's nice to see Sue's debut as it orginally was and not overburdened with colour as in the annual. Wilson's style is much sparser and basic than what it would become, and I do prefer the later style, but these early ones are great to look at ...
by DavidKW
12 Oct 2018, 13:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert
Replies: 9
Views: 8730

Re: Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert

It was good to have seen The Beano's offices with characters on its walls, & the staff's patience with the hopeless hopefuls (sounds a good title for a humour strip!) and the gallery at the beginning. Didn't say much on how comics are produced - but then I didn't know you could produce comic covers ...
by DavidKW
05 Oct 2018, 10:36
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

I reckon The Happy Days would've suffered the same fate as Lucky's Living Doll when June merged with Tammy ; it perhaps would've been seen as too dated and lightweight for Tammy's policy of dramatic and streetwise stories. But The Happy Days would've been good in Tammy and agree would've given some ...
by DavidKW
05 Oct 2018, 10:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion Purchase Comic Cuts & Look In
Replies: 26
Views: 14328

Re: Rebellion Purchase Comic Cuts & Look In

I remember Mike Noble once saying that the strip he enjoyed doing most in Look-In were the much gentler tales of Worzel Gummidge ! I never found the WG strips nearly as good as the TV series (one reason being the Crow Man rarely featured from what I remember). I hope the strips of The Tomorrow Peopl...
by DavidKW
03 Oct 2018, 14:07
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Thanks for info and that Pixie strip, Goof. Artwork looks really tremendous high quality! And thanks Philcom for going to check Princess Tina. As been stated Sue Day didn't make it to the end of Pixie , anyone any idea in which edition the final story appeared? Always felt that when Pixie was merged...
by DavidKW
03 Oct 2018, 13:59
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger
Replies: 18
Views: 13644

Re: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger

Sorry for it being belated - but thanks Kashgar for your answer on how Blubba ended.

Been to busy I've not been keeping up with things for a while.
by DavidKW
03 Oct 2018, 13:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert
Replies: 9
Views: 8730

Re: Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert

Sorry - I meant 10/10/18. Wasn't easy writing with a head full of cold yesterday!
by DavidKW
03 Oct 2018, 13:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 734
Views: 187331

Re: Comics on TV

I just did an alert on The Apprentice yesterday as a seperate blog!

I stopped watching the show a while back but will tune in to see this. Should be interesting!
by DavidKW
02 Oct 2018, 14:59
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 26558

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

This is something I've always wanted to know too - am surprising and disappointed so one else has taken up this particular blog. According to Dennis Gifford in his (inaccurate) book on comic strips published in the 80's, in "Pixie" Sue was remembering her past exploits as an older girl - so reprints...
by DavidKW
02 Oct 2018, 14:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion Purchase Comic Cuts & Look In
Replies: 26
Views: 14328

Re: Rebellion Purchase Comic Cuts & Look In

Sounds just great re: Look-In.

I have seen a website dedicated to its "Sapphire & Steel" picture strip, so this should perhaps be one of the first ones they should issue on reprint. I'd love it if the Mike Noble drawn "Timeslip" is one of the first too.