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by tony ingram
08 Jun 2009, 12:36
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

There is another story about a boy at a girls' school. Charley Boy! runs in Mandy 313 (Jan. 13 1973) - 324 (Mar. 31 1973). Nine-year-old Charles Kent's school has been destroyed by fire so Miss Talbot, the headmistress of Clifftops, the boarding school his thirteen-year-old sister Sara attends, off...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 20:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

If we are looking for opposites, it must be a girl incognito at a boys' school. Also, since the virtual prize is a DC Thomson Prize, presumably the story will be in a DC Thomson paper. My first stab at this therefore is Tammy Smart's Schooldays from Tracy . As my collection of that title is current...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 18:01
Forum: Beano
Topic: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals
Replies: 20
Views: 7030

Re: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals

The original Lord Snooty isn't dead, he's Lord of somewhere or other I can't recall and this one is Lord of somewhere else. You know, that kind of thing. Interesting, given that you've drawn Lord Snooty I as Snooty III's grandfather - but surely the rules of inheritance are such that Snooty III wou...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 17:59
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Young Wendy Redreid-Robbin was orphaned when both her parents died from acute poverty after drinking water from their hovel's well. But Wendy had always dreamt of dancing at the Melchester Royal Ballet. By dint of working hard, selling rat turds to a grateful clientelle, Wendy was able to pay for a...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 14:32
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Well, to be fair to Audiate I don't think she's discounting the merits of those topics, just saying that a lot of the stories that featured them weren't very inspired. The good ones were really good, but there were also the ubiquitious ballerina and boarding school stories. I don't agree, Tony. Aud...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 14:30
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Young Wendy Redreid-Robbin was orphaned when both her parents died from acute poverty after drinking water from their hovel's well. But Wendy had always dreamt of dancing at the Melchester Royal Ballet. By dint of working hard, selling rat turds to a grateful clientelle, Wendy was able to pay for a...
by tony ingram
07 Jun 2009, 09:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

I feel compelled to warn you, before you go out and spend any money, that not ALL the stories were great in terms of art and/or storytelling. There was still a fair bit of chaff in with the wheat! The good ones were really good, but there were also the ubiquitious ballerina and boarding school stor...
by tony ingram
06 Jun 2009, 10:29
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Perhaps we could post some samples of each? If we each took a scan of one or two of our favourites, I don't think it would be infringing copyright to post them here (would it?) as none would contain the full story. (Plus, it's for 'educational purposes'...) :) If I get a chance, I'll post some scan...
by tony ingram
06 Jun 2009, 10:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Just had another thought... A more budget-friendly way to do it might be to buy some of the annuals. Can anyone here comment on whether the stories in the girl-comic annuals were as good quality as (the best of) the ones in the weekly comics? Were they done by the same artists, or different ones? B...
by tony ingram
05 Jun 2009, 14:05
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27568

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

I know nothing about girls' comics and this discussion has made me curious and wanting to try build a collection of one or two titles. I would appreciate recommendations as to which ones might be the most interesting from the perspective of art and quality of stories. To narrow down the list of the...
by tony ingram
05 Jun 2009, 07:16
Forum: Beano
Topic: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals
Replies: 20
Views: 7030

Re: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals

No, the Snooty strip didn't run continuously; there was a very definite break, of quite some time, between the original strip ending and the second version with Big Fat Joe and the rest incorporated into it. Actually that was barely a year, 1949-1950. Also, I never said it was continuous. I said th...
by tony ingram
04 Jun 2009, 20:51
Forum: Beano
Topic: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals
Replies: 20
Views: 7030

Re: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals

The implication is that Snooty I (Grandad) is dead - of course, Nope! The truth is that the First Lord Snooty seemingly vanished off the face of the Earth on August 20th 1969 Yet he was still in the Beano until 1991! I assume you used that date because by then Dudley watkins was no longer drawing h...
by tony ingram
04 Jun 2009, 07:16
Forum: Beano
Topic: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals
Replies: 20
Views: 7030

Re: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals

The implication is that Snooty I (Grandad) is dead - of course, he would have to be, otherwise I THINK that Snooty III would as yet only be the Honourable Marmaduke. I think I said somewhere else that as soon as Snooty I died, Snooty III might have been granted one of Snooty II's subsidiary titles,...
by tony ingram
03 Jun 2009, 23:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7018
Views: 742719

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Just bought a pristine copy of Doctor Who Special: Journey Through Time off ebay for 99p. Some lovely strips reprinted from the first 20 years worth of World Distributors Doctor Who Annuals (and some truly dire text stories). Well worth it, I think...
by tony ingram
03 Jun 2009, 23:28
Forum: Beano
Topic: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals
Replies: 20
Views: 7030

Re: Lord Snooty the Third and His Pals

Nice to see The Beano linking to its past like this. Did we ever learn what became of the previous Lords Marmaduke?