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by wigwam
25 Jul 2018, 11:09
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Robert D. Low and John N. Low
Replies: 0
Views: 6111

Robert D. Low and John N. Low

Just out of curiosity: was Robert D. Low, 'father of The Beano', in any way related to John N. Low, last editor of Mickey Mouse Weekly (1956/57) and first (and only?) editor of Zip (1958/59)??
by wigwam
22 Mar 2018, 12:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Marney the Fox - The Book
Replies: 9
Views: 7909

Re: Marney the Fox - The Book

Ever since I bought the deluxe version of Marney the Fox, I wonder how many times this 'lonely creature of the wilds' graced the cover of Buster. I can find only one: 14th September 1974. Are there more covers with Marney?

Thanks and all the best,

John
by wigwam
17 Mar 2018, 11:48
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Junior Express / Express Weekly editors and art editors ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4088

Junior Express / Express Weekly editors and art editors ?

Who can help me find detailed information on the editors and the art editors of Junior Express / Express Weekly? As far as I can tell, John Musgrave-Wood was the first editor (Junior Express, 1954-1955). He was succeeded by Reginald Taylor (Express Weekly, 1955-1957). Last(?) editor was Lewis Patien...
by wigwam
18 Feb 2018, 20:28
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Gulliver Guinea-Pig: all about his debut (1958)
Replies: 1
Views: 3818

Gulliver Guinea-Pig: all about his debut (1958)

As I am proud of my article on Gulliver's debut in 1958, I would like to point every fan of this little traveler to the Kazoop-Blogspot ( http://kazoop.blogspot.lt/ ). Please read all about his 'first steps', going from black-and-white to full colour. Additional information and corrections are appre...
by wigwam
15 Dec 2017, 13:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tiny Tots 1957/58/59; who?
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Tiny Tots 1957/58/59; who?

Hi all, Which lucky collector on this forum owns a (nearly) complete run of the nursery comic Tiny Tots from October 1957, No. 1267, until its demise in February 1959, No. 1334? For an article I'm working on (the origin of Gulliver Guinea-pig) I am in need of some facts and figures. When the comic w...
by wigwam
06 Dec 2017, 11:20
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Mystery Birthday card by Basil Reynolds
Replies: 1
Views: 3712

Re: The Mystery Birthday card by Basil Reynolds

6 Dec. 2017: Perhaps showing the pencil rough for this card will trigger a reaction? I bought this rough for another reason (Basil Reynolds' normal handwriting), but I would like to have a copy of the finished product too. Any information on other Birthday card by this British artist is welcome; the...
by wigwam
06 Dec 2017, 11:19
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Mystery Birthday card by Basil Reynolds
Replies: 1
Views: 3712

The Mystery Birthday card by Basil Reynolds

Moving this over from the Buying, Selling and Swapping section

Hi all,

I'm trying to find a copy of The Mystery Birthday card by Basil Reynolds (1930's).
Who can help me? Please have a look at the scans.

Thanks.

John Wigmans
by wigwam
06 Jun 2017, 12:32
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: 'Sacred animals' by Basil Reynolds
Replies: 3
Views: 4920

'Sacred animals' by Basil Reynolds

Hi, I found this puzzling description and the scan on Ebay: "ephemera 1950s article sacred animals past and present basil reynolds" and "this item has been taken from either an old newspaper book or magazine". Although I asked the seller repeatedly for more information and additional scans (the illu...
by wigwam
27 Mar 2017, 11:25
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Fred Robinson (1912-1993)
Replies: 2
Views: 3416

Re: Fred Robinson (1912-1993)

According to the obituary Gifford wrote in 1993, Robinson received an award: "[...] in 1982 the Association of Comics Enthusiasts presented him with their Ally Sloper Award for a lifetime's achievement." Now this makes me wonder if there is an article to celebrate this event in an issue of the old C...
by wigwam
21 Mar 2017, 11:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Fred Robinson (1912-1993)
Replies: 2
Views: 3416

Fred Robinson (1912-1993)

Hi, Who can help me find information on the artist Fred Robinson (1912-1993)? I know there is an obituary by Denis Gifford in The Independent , 30 May 1993 ( http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-fred-robinson-2316178.html ). And there is an entry on the UK Comics Wiki ( http://ukcomics....
by wigwam
16 Mar 2017, 22:47
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Basil Reynolds in Golden Fun # 9 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Re: Basil Reynolds in Golden Fun # 9 ?

Hi Phoenix and Richard,

Thanks to the both of you for your trouble; all help is appreciated!

Cheers,

John
by wigwam
13 Mar 2017, 17:25
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Basil Reynolds (1916-2001) and Mickey Mouse Weekly
Replies: 7
Views: 6454

Re: Basil Reynolds (1916-2001) and Mickey Mouse Weekly

Hi all, First of all: please have a look at my first post of October 25, 2007. At last I know where Alan Clark found his information on Basil Reynolds: he copied a 20 year old article by Bill Lofts rather indiscriminately. But Bill had already copied and mangled his own words from an article he publ...
by wigwam
07 Mar 2017, 09:27
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Basil Reynolds in Golden Fun # 9 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Basil Reynolds in Golden Fun # 9 ?

Hi, Can someone please send me a scan of the article/page on Basil Reynolds in Golden Fun # 9 (1979)? I found this ad for Golden Fun in Collectors' Digest # 387, 3/1979: "Hold on to your battle helmets for the biggest issue of Golden Fun ever! 44 pages! Features Major Essay by Mary Cadogan - The Com...
by wigwam
19 Dec 2016, 11:25
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: God save the Mouse; a history of Disney comics in Britain
Replies: 2
Views: 5477

Re: God save the Mouse; a history of Disney comics in Britai

It’s a pity that no in-depth study of Mickey Mouse Weekly by a British authority on the matter has been published. Is Bill Lofts’ article on this comic in Collectors’ Digest, No 337, January 1975, really all there is? See attached scans.
Any suggestions for further reading?

John
by wigwam
13 Dec 2016, 15:49
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: God save the Mouse; a history of Disney comics in Britain
Replies: 2
Views: 5477

God save the Mouse; a history of Disney comics in Britain

August 2016 saw the publication of the excellent book Disney Comics: the whole story by Italian writer, Disney scholar and researcher Alberto Becattini. In this monumental referencebook (450+ pages!) the reader will learn (almost) everything he/she ever wanted to know about Disney comics from all ov...