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by DaveWhit.
28 Jul 2010, 21:42
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Bob Monkhouse cartoonist and comic writer for the Beano!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4625

Re: Bob Monkhouse cartoonist and comic writer for the Beano!!

Not sure that Bob Monkhouse ever worked for the Beano. I've checked out Denis Gifford's 'British Comic Catalogue 1874-1974' which lists all the comics Bob M worked for, but the Beano isn't one of them. It seems he only worked for the minor, often fly-by-night publishers of the 40s. However, Denis ad...
by DaveWhit.
07 Jun 2010, 18:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Prehistoric characters
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Prehistoric characters

Lew, thanks for enlightening me on the real artist behind 'Kinky Boots- - I've been wondering for years why Baxendale drew in this style for this particular character. I always took the view that he probably copied it directly from a women's magazine, because it was so different in style to the rest...
by DaveWhit.
05 Jun 2010, 18:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Prehistoric characters
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Prehistoric characters

All joking aside, this was one of the rare occasions that Leo Baxendale ever drew in a semi realistic style and it gave this humourous James Bond type strip a real contemporary 60s feel. The comic was pretty revolutionary for its time, from the print quality to the logo and beyond, and this was larg...
by DaveWhit.
05 Jun 2010, 17:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Prehistoric characters
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Prehistoric characters

Niblet,
here you go...feast your eyes.
Kinky Boots' first appearance in wham! issue 5
(She also appeared in issues 6, 7, 8, 17 and 33 all by Baxendale).
EEye #5.jpg
by DaveWhit.
05 Jun 2010, 13:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Prehistoric characters
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Prehistoric characters

Lew, yes you're right. Sadly, only Glugg's first eleven strips were in glorious colour, featured in Wham! issues 33 (30/1/65) to 43 (10/4/65). The full colour centrefold was even more dramatic though, with Baxendale's Eagle Eye featured in some really evocative 1960s adventures. Does anyone else rem...
by DaveWhit.
05 Jun 2010, 10:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Prehistoric characters
Replies: 72
Views: 6242

Re: Prehistoric characters

My favourite prehistoric strip has to be Glugg, especially when he appeared in full colour on the back cover of Wham! Gordon Hogg really set the scene with some amazing prehistoric creatures and lush primordial jungle. Don't know who coloured the strip (perhaps Hogg?) but it was superb. I've searche...
by DaveWhit.
02 Jun 2010, 22:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Maximum merges shown on a comic cover?
Replies: 35
Views: 2458

Re: Maximum merges shown on a comic cover?

I've attempted to attach the TV & Jingles and Tip Top cover logo. Fingers crossed.
by DaveWhit.
02 Jun 2010, 22:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Maximum merges shown on a comic cover?
Replies: 35
Views: 2458

Re: Maximum merges shown on a comic cover?

TV Fun may have the dubious distinction of absorbing two other separate comics in the same week, although most of its readership may not have realised it at the time. Jingles and Tip Top had been sister titles (is that the correct expression?) ever since they first appeared in 1934 and by the 1950s ...
by DaveWhit.
01 Jun 2010, 02:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rare DC Thomson comic.
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Rare DC Thomson comic.

I bought this several years ago...and on eBay too, I probably paid a fiver for it at the time. All I can say is that it could never be worth £1000. My advice to anyone tempted is to save your money, because it isn't worth it. The Air Tours Beano comic was published in 1994 and looks to me like it w...