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by stevezodiac
14 Mar 2007, 21:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Strip Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 3028

Comic Strip Cards

I kept the confederate dollars, have about a hundred of them. It's the wrappers that are the hardest to find and, consequently, the most valuable. I was quite lucky because i lost all the cards in the 60s but my newsagent must have found a spare box he'd forgotten about and put them on sale in the e...
by stevezodiac
13 Mar 2007, 21:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Strip Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 3028

Comic Strip Cards

I PICKED UP SOME CARTOON CARDS FROM A FLEA MARKET A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND THEY WERE DRAWN BY THE GREAT JACK DAVIS OF EC COMICS/MAD FAME. THEY WERE SICK HUMOUR STYLE AND QUITE A FIND. GOT ABOUT TWENTY OF THEM FOR ABOUT THREE QUID. I'D SHOW THEM IF I KNEW HOW TO PASTE IMAGES ON THIS FORUM. I KNOW JA...
by stevezodiac
13 Mar 2007, 21:14
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: WHAT ABOUT FRANK MCDAIRMID?
Replies: 3
Views: 949

WHAT ABOUT FRANK MCDAIRMID?

I WAS NEVER A BIG FAN OF FRANK MCDAIRMID BUT I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIS OUTPUT RATE. HE TOOK OVER BIG HEAD AND THICK HEAD FROM KEN REID, DRAWING IN KEN'S STYLE BUT EASY TO SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. HE DID TEXAS TED IN TV COMIC BUT MOSTLY HE'S REMEMBERED FOR THE GASWORKS GANG IN COR! THIS STRIP WAS IN...
by stevezodiac
12 Mar 2007, 21:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Who was Mike Brown?
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Who was Mike Brown?

Don't know if it's been brung up before but I always enjoyed Mike Brown's work in the 60s on stuff like The Group and Wiz War in Pow and Smash. I think he inked over Baxendale's layouts but he actually signed his name to the strips which was intriguing. What happened to him. Have a vague recollectio...
by stevezodiac
12 Mar 2007, 21:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3243

The first comic page they did....

I think Tom Paterson drew Snooper in the Buster, can't be sure on dates but it mightn have been before his Sweeny Toddler in S&S. 71/72?
by stevezodiac
12 Mar 2007, 21:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Commando For Action and Adventure: ANZACS AT WAR
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Commando For Action and Adventure: ANZACS AT WAR

When you say "over here" do you mean in the uk? I've seen this book a couple of times on my travels but i can't remember where. Borders i think at Greenwich SE London. (I got the repro first Dandy and Broons books there a couple of months ago at half price) they have a graphic novels/comic section u...
by stevezodiac
27 Feb 2007, 23:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BBC News Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

BBC News Article

I think Lew is being a bit pedantic. We celebrate the date on the cover just like we do with The Beano and Dandy. If you look in The Times "on this day" section in the 4th December 2007 issue it will commemorate the first Dandy as 4th December 1937 (cover date) rather than a few days earlier when it...
by stevezodiac
27 Feb 2007, 22:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dudley Watkins Centenary
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Dudley Watkins Centenary

I think Desperate Dan stands out above all because unlike his other creations it was such a weird fantasy world (I wonder what Steve Ditko could have done with it). There were so many recurring storylines like the robot teacher (can't remember any others at short notice - please fill in the gaps). I...
by stevezodiac
25 Feb 2007, 17:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic adverts and news
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Comic adverts and news

There's a big question mark over my head. Sorry.
by stevezodiac
25 Feb 2007, 17:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Does anyone remember Super DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Does anyone remember Super DC?

sorry don't understand that last comment. What is PM? Tony Blair? how did we get onto fascism?
by stevezodiac
24 Feb 2007, 17:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic adverts and news
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Comic adverts and news

I've got a few comic adverts in "my pictures" but how do you transfer them to this forum?
by stevezodiac
21 Feb 2007, 21:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: LOST OUT ON A BARGAIN?
Replies: 1
Views: 585

LOST OUT ON A BARGAIN?

DOES ANYONE HAVE STORIES OF MISSING OUT ON BARGAIN COMICS? A FEW YEARS AGO AT MY LOCAL ANTIQUE MARKET I PICKED UP DOZENS OF ISSUES OF JINGLES AND TIP TOPS FROM THE 50S IN SUPERB CONDITION - ABOUT 50P EACH! SADLY AT THE SAME MARKET I CAME ACROSS A BOX OF ABOUT 50 DISC AND MUSIC ECHOES POP PAPER FROM ...
by stevezodiac
21 Feb 2007, 21:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collecting Long runs
Replies: 84
Views: 8732

Collecting Long runs

OFF TOPIC SLIGHTLY BUT I PICKED UP DOZENS OF ISSUES OF JINGLES AND TIP TOPS FROM THE 50S IN SUPERB CONDITION AT A LOCAL MARKET ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO - ABOUT 50P EACH! SADLY AT THE SAME MARKET I CAME ACROSS A BOX OF ABOUT 50 DISC AND MUSIC ECHOES POP PAPER FROM 1969/70. THE STALLHOLDER SAID HE'D ACCEP...
by stevezodiac
21 Feb 2007, 21:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: GRANDPA BROON WIDOWER
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

GRANDPA BROON WIDOWER

I BUY THE SUNDAY POST MOST WEEKS AND REMEMBER A BROONS STRIP RECENTLY WHERE GRANDPA BROONS ALLUDES TO HIS WIFE HAVING DIED SIXTY YEARS AGO. I WAS SLIGHTLY ASTONISHED AS THIS, TO MY MIND, IS THE FIRST INSTANCE OF A CHARACTER IN A HUMOUROUS STRIP REFERING TO A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. AM I RIGHT? AND DOES...
by stevezodiac
21 Feb 2007, 21:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Does anyone remember Super DC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Does anyone remember Super DC?

Yes and that reminds me of Baby Crockett digging a tunnel through the snow from his front door and round in circles until he came back to his front door again. I love the winter in comics. Also Ginger in bed, his bed always looked really cosy.