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by dreamticket
07 May 2011, 16:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Preservation
Replies: 25
Views: 4393

Preservation

Does anybody here bag their old British annuals? If so, is it recommended? I've a memory of bagging some back in the eighties and when I checked them a few years later they seemed to have dried out a bit. (It might have happened anyway as they probably weren't new). As I've been amassing a lot of th...
by dreamticket
27 Apr 2011, 21:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: One of my favourite punk singers has died.
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: One of my favourite punk singers has died.

Sad news indeed. Fifty-three is much too young.

Identity was one of my favourite singles.
by dreamticket
26 Apr 2011, 19:28
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2011
Replies: 147
Views: 32827

Re: Doctor Who 2011

I actually enjoyed this episode! Found myself drifting off/losing interest with most of last season's offerings. Not a big fan of the spunky-girl-sidekick in general, and ms. Gillan is a bit too starey-eyed for my liking. Tone that down and I'd be a lot happier. Was that Willie Nelson playing the ol...
by dreamticket
26 Apr 2011, 19:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Look and Learn annual ?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Look and Learn annual ?

There was a similar feature drawn by Gerry Embleton in a Boys' World Annual - could that have been it? - Phil R. I don't think so. Pretty sure it was a L&L as I was getting it in the mid-seventies. Problem here is I usually remember the covers of books and annuals, and not the dates. This works fin...
by dreamticket
25 Apr 2011, 17:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7083
Views: 756661

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Picked up the new Dark Horse Presents anthology on Saturday - very nice package indeed 80 pages with great art from Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Paul Gulacy and Richard Corben amongst others so everything for a saddo 70s US fanboy like myself - other good stuff from Paul Chadwick (Concrete) and a Fr...
by dreamticket
25 Apr 2011, 17:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Look and Learn annual ?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Look and Learn annual ?

I'm trying to track down a L&L annual (or one of their hardbacks) from the seventies or early eighties. It contained a story set in the American Civil War, about paddle steamers trapped up a river somewhere. It was a true story, as I recall. Nice art, perhaps in blue and white. That's all I can reme...
by dreamticket
16 Jan 2011, 18:31
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

On the subject of the 1964 Lion Annual can anybody confirm that the inside covers were actually drawn by Dan Dare's Frank Hampson? The style is certainly similar but I'd have never made the connection if Alistair Crompton hadn't reproduced them in his recent book Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited -...
by dreamticket
17 Dec 2010, 16:50
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

And thanks to Digi there it is and Mike Western is the artist. The 1957 edition which has wraparound cover illlustration is also by Mike Western and features the Rollinson family. With regard to 'The Space Family Rollinson' this strip began in Knockout No772(12/12/53) and ran until No1013(26/7/58) ...
by dreamticket
17 Dec 2010, 16:42
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

Phil beat me to it so it hardly needs confirmation but MW is John Millar Watt and the the second illustration is definitely Ronald Simmons. I'll check out the covers of the Knockout annuals and see if there is a Mike Western/Rollisons link. In my minds eye I have an image of a Western cover (1958/1...
by dreamticket
13 Dec 2010, 18:38
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

Mike Western was mentioned above. The following frontispiece comes from the 1961 Tiger annual, and appears to be signed MW. Is this by him? Tiger61 (490x640).jpg On the subject of frontispieces, the next one comes from the 1958 Lion book. Any ideas as to artist? I think it has a Rupert Bear feel to ...
by dreamticket
11 Dec 2010, 16:45
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

RE: the above two posts. Yep! Spotted my mistake. Thanks Kashgar and Phil R.

When did Ian Kennedy start working in comics, anyone? Thought I spotted something by him in the Lion Annual 1964. As early as that?
by dreamticket
11 Dec 2010, 16:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bye bye BMC!
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Bye bye BMC!

Here's a back issue list I've cobbled together, featuring British comic book and comic creator articles. Might be useful for anyone trying to track down a missing index or two. I've probably missed a few, and included a few I shouldn't have, but wasn't trying to be exhaustive: Gerry Anderson: Spin-O...
by dreamticket
11 Dec 2010, 16:30
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: FOOTBALL SEASON 2010/11
Replies: 268
Views: 58496

Re: FOOTBALL SEASON 2010/11

Martin Jol resigned as Ajax coach this week. Anyone want to guess where he'll turn up next? West Ham? Chelsea? A.C./Inter Milan? Not Tottenham, surely?
by dreamticket
10 Dec 2010, 21:49
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Favourite Christmas Songs...
Replies: 13
Views: 5108

Re: Favourite Christmas Songs...

I'd probably go along with John Lennon (Merry Xmas), and Jonah Lewie's Stop The Cavalry (cos I'm about that age). Slade as well, of course. In general I try to blank Christmas out, chartwise. I do remember this fighting it out with Queen for the top spot, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBlYD...
by dreamticket
10 Dec 2010, 21:24
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: cover artist
Replies: 88
Views: 29010

Re: cover artist

The Hotspur 1975 is definitely Ian Kennedy. As for the other two its difficult to say. The 1964 Tiger cover looks like a bit of a composite some of which may be the work of artist J H Lynch. As for the 1964 Lion I'm tempted to suggest Graham Coton. The 1964 Lion is interesting as it includes a love...