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by Jonny Whizz
01 Apr 2012, 21:19
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: David Sutherland
Replies: 59
Views: 47620

Re: David Sutherland

I totally agree, I can't think of any D.C.T. cartoonist who's been so versatile and had such a wide range of styles. In the early 1970s, as well as the Baxendale-originated Bash Street Kids and the more realistic, rather Paddy Brennan-esque Billy the Cat, he was also drawing Davy Law's Dennis the Me...
by Jonny Whizz
29 Mar 2012, 20:39
Forum: Dandy
Topic: This weeks Dandy
Replies: 896
Views: 131192

Re: This weeks Dandy

Good point about the Phoenix, Tin Can - I didn't mention it because I'm not really that familiar with its contents (I have some idea of what it contains, but not an in-depth knowledge) and I didn't want to blindly lump it in with the Beano and Dandy. In truth, its format is probably more similar to ...
by Jonny Whizz
29 Mar 2012, 19:24
Forum: Dandy
Topic: This weeks Dandy
Replies: 896
Views: 131192

Re: This weeks Dandy

I'm not defending the policy, just explaining it. The problem here is that people are so quick to condemn The Dandy and Beano but if one looks at the bigger picture many other titles are doing exactly the same thing. Why are Dandy and Beano always singled out? I think the Beano and Dandy aren't sin...
by Jonny Whizz
21 Mar 2012, 18:52
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue Take 2
Replies: 722
Views: 88358

Re: This week's issue Take 2

A point of interest in this week's issue is the return of Gnasher's Bit(e), drawn Barrie Appleby. After its return last week, Super School is absent, as is, somewhat more surprisingly, The Germs. This week's Bash Street Kids strip looks like a reprint to me - for one thing, the title was drawn for t...
by Jonny Whizz
18 Mar 2012, 13:46
Forum: Dandy
Topic: This weeks Dandy
Replies: 896
Views: 131192

Re: This weeks Dandy

I think Retro Beano's still running, but it's usually one of the first pages to go in issues where there are more adverts, including Wenlock and Mandeville. I think it's good that Beryl is back in the Dandy, as she is an iconic character, but I'm somewhat surprised at the age of the reprints being u...
by Jonny Whizz
18 Mar 2012, 08:54
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Bolton Wanderers Fabrice Muamba Fighting for his life
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

Re: Bolton Wanderers Fabrice Muamba Fighting for his life

I was shocked to hear about Fabrice Muamba. I really hope he comes through, my thoughts and prayers are with him at this time. I didn't watch the game but from what I've read both sets of supporters were very respectful and understanding of the seriousness of the situation, which they should be appl...
by Jonny Whizz
07 Mar 2012, 22:38
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Art and History of the Dandy
Replies: 115
Views: 72726

Re: The Art and History of the Dandy

It would be interesting to learn whether Thomsons' considered doing this upcoming history of The Dandy in 2007 to celebrate its 70th birthday, and then quietly shelved the idea, or whether it never even occurred to them, perhaps until someone put forward the idea of the history of The Beano for its...
by Jonny Whizz
05 Mar 2012, 18:15
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Art and History of the Dandy
Replies: 115
Views: 72726

Re: The Art and History of the Dandy

I certainly hope the post-2010 Dandy is included. The History of the Beano was bang up to date, to the point of inclduing the 70th anniversary issue of the comic, so I'm expecting that the Dandy book will be similar in this respect. I'm very pleased to hear that this book is being released - it was ...
by Jonny Whizz
26 Feb 2012, 09:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What theme would you like Dandy and Beano book ..cover next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: What theme would you like Dandy and Beano book ..cover n

I couldn't agree more about a 1990s Beano and Dandy book, swirly. Many of the comics' current readers were not even born then, and I think it is old enough now to be considered classic. In a strange way I probably know less about the early-to-mid 1990s Beano than I do about any other era since the 1...
by Jonny Whizz
23 Feb 2012, 19:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dennis and Gnasher and Friends Cartoon Capers
Replies: 32
Views: 3666

Re: Dennis and Gnasher and Friends Cartoon Capers

I agree that it's a great book, but it's not 500 pages in length - I think there's 382 pages in total (yes, I was sad enough to count them :oops: ).
by Jonny Whizz
20 Feb 2012, 19:38
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: What Comic Would You Like Out There?
Replies: 77
Views: 29298

Re: What Comic Would You Like Out There?

I do remember some of Mike Pearse's long stories first-hand, but I never saw any of the full-length ones in the comic itself - rather annoyingly, I have the very next issue after Dennis's 50th birthday special (from a pile of 1999-2001 Beanos I once picked up at a fair). I have seen most of the ones...
by Jonny Whizz
20 Feb 2012, 17:13
Forum: Beano
Topic: Now officially a majority-reprint comic
Replies: 33
Views: 13713

Re: Now officially a majority-reprint comic

Yes, up until about the 1980s strips were sometimes reprinted if the artist wasn't available - I seem to recall reading that in the 1970s Bash Street Kids stories were reprinted occasionally during the summer if David Sutherland was on holiday or too busy drawing Dennis. I'm not sure why this stoppe...
by Jonny Whizz
19 Feb 2012, 22:10
Forum: Beano
Topic: Now officially a majority-reprint comic
Replies: 33
Views: 13713

Re: Now officially a majority-reprint comic

Some interesting comments there, Wizzkid97. I couldn't agree more about Roger, Bob's version is my favourite as well and it inspired me to start drawing Beano characters as a kid - I was fortunate enough to read the comic prior to his death in 2002 and the first Beano character I ever drew was Roger...
by Jonny Whizz
19 Feb 2012, 12:24
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Football season 2011/12
Replies: 170
Views: 39327

Re: Football season 2011/12

More bad news for Arsenal after their heavy Champions League defeat to A.C. Milan - they were knocked out of the FA Cup yesterday after a 2-0 defeat to Sunderland. Unless they can pull off a remarkable comeback against Milan in the Champions League in the second leg, that's probably yet another trop...
by Jonny Whizz
19 Feb 2012, 12:19
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Trial of Dennis the Menace
Replies: 13
Views: 6206

Re: The Trial of Dennis the Menace

A highlight was Dennis, Minnie, Danny and Roger rapping at the end and listing pretty much every single Beano strip there's ever been, many of which would have been lost on the target audience (I don't suppose many of the kids remember Hairy Dan or Kat and Kanary). I suppose it was for the Beano ge...