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by suebutcher
20 Aug 2018, 03:23
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: John Canning - Dr Who artist 1960s-70s
Replies: 16
Views: 16770

Re: John Canning - Dr Who artist 1960s-70s

His early illustrations are very good, but they don't have a strong personal style. Having to draw quickly for TV Comic pushed him into a style that looked fast and exciting, and uniquely John Canning. I guess he thought it looked too sloppy, but I admire artists who can get things just right in rus...
by suebutcher
06 May 2018, 09:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 6999
Views: 738271

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Calling All Girls, issue 35, December 1944. This is an American magazine for thirteen year olds with a large colour comic strip section of inspirational war stories. As you might expect, the combat takes place off stage.
by suebutcher
07 Mar 2018, 07:11
Forum: Beano
Topic: Big Eggo returns!
Replies: 5
Views: 8071

Re: Big Eggo returns!

Big Eggo is an odd 'un - like Yoohoo The Cuckoo he lays eggs apparently!
by suebutcher
17 Dec 2017, 12:16
Forum: Viz
Topic: The Viz Parodies
Replies: 24
Views: 31489

Re: The Viz Parodies

Bully Beef out of the Dandy is probably the inspiration for Biffa, with a bit of Dennis vs. Walter in some of the strips. Mutha and Fatha are completely Viz, though.

Who does Drunken Bakers? I hated it at first, but now I've completely changed my mind. It's up there with Samuel Beckett!
by suebutcher
28 Oct 2017, 10:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 6999
Views: 738271

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Ditto. I want comics that can be read without disintegrating, I don't care much what they look like sealed up in a plastic bag.
by suebutcher
28 Oct 2017, 02:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 6999
Views: 738271

Re: What comics did you buy today?

It's been an up and down week for me. On Wednesday I found an Xmas 1937 Funny Wonder in quite good shape, not something I needed but nice to have. Then on Friday Whizzer and Chips No.2 arrived, a comic I've been after for ages, and it fell apart in my hands! Very disappointing. Not only is the paper...
by suebutcher
19 Oct 2017, 03:07
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 45
Views: 67571

Re: Police Boxes

From a 1961 Dandy, yer actual Broughty Ferry police box with the air raid siren on top. I've been strolling around the town in Google Street View whilst recovering from the flu, and I'm fairly sure the box stood on the corner of Forthill Rd and Cedar Rd about a quarter mile north of the main street....
by suebutcher
16 Oct 2017, 10:32
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 443
Views: 98922

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

Although I smoked most of a packet of filter cigarettes on a boring interstate train journey in 1977, I never felt inclined to try them again. Which is lucky, really. Can't do without my six cups of tea though!
by suebutcher
16 Oct 2017, 02:43
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 443
Views: 98922

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

Well there seems to be a jacket made out of cigarette smoke, a tie that's too short, a motorbike with no footrests, and a guitar being played the wrong way round, but no discernible purpose to the whole. Surely it isn't just a trite message like 'Our cigarettes are different'. What am I missing, Su...
by suebutcher
14 Oct 2017, 02:31
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 443
Views: 98922

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

The there's this ciggie ad Braddock, aka General Braddock of the Silent army, who was adopted as the mascot of Melbourne underground comickers.
by suebutcher
13 Oct 2017, 11:42
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 443
Views: 98922

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

No, Y-Man was the one who used to fly around in his underpants. She'd be an XX-Man.
by suebutcher
10 Oct 2017, 08:22
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Australian comics
Replies: 28
Views: 26852

Re: Australian comics

A sidelight on The Panther. Paul Wheelahan, who wrote and drew the original series, has just received a Ledger Award for his contribution to Australian comics. The bio here says that after the Panther folded he became a television writer, and he is currently writing Westerns for Black Horse under va...
by suebutcher
01 Jun 2017, 12:06
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Leap Into The Future
Replies: 3
Views: 4888

Re: Leap Into The Future

Thanks, Phil, that's the one. My school library had WOW, and the main reason I remember this is because I had no idea what "enzymes" were. Something like LSD, maybe? I'm actually surprised that time travel via drugs was still considered a suitable subject for juvenile fiction in 1970!
by suebutcher
30 May 2017, 06:35
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Leap Into The Future
Replies: 3
Views: 4888

Leap Into The Future

Any info on this strip, which was drawn by Gerry Wood and published in World Of Wonder? Was it a science fiction serial?
by suebutcher
01 May 2017, 06:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27744

Re: Leo Baxendale

It was years before I realised that Bash Street was being drawn by another artist! Sutherland's style is almost identical to the Wham-era Baxendale, but it's just slightly more simple and consistent. I've seen Baxendale art that's so elaborate that it's hard to read at newsprint quality. Tom Paterso...