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by philcom55
07 Dec 2018, 03:34
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Is this A E Allen?
Replies: 6
Views: 4185

Re: Is this A E Allen?

I think it was through the Book Palace that I came across the name Graeme Thomas more than ten years ago, so any error seems to have originated with them (and they're notorious for not making corrections even after they've been given documented proof of a mistake on their site). For what it's worth ...
by philcom55
06 Dec 2018, 12:33
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Is this A E Allen?
Replies: 6
Views: 4185

Re: Is this A E Allen?

The A E Allen identification does seem to be pretty widely confirmed, not least on the Lambiek website. The mention of Graeme Thomas confused me for years too but, unless Tammyfan is right about them being different names used by the same artist, I'm now inclined to think that the latter is just a m...
by philcom55
19 Nov 2018, 13:40
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mike Noble RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 4637

Mike Noble RIP

So sad to hear that Mike Noble, one of the very best and most loved of all British comic artists, has just passed away. :cry:
by philcom55
15 Nov 2018, 12:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7111
Views: 762257

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I'm pretty sure the Conway Cousins is drawn by Eric Parker Steve.
by philcom55
12 Nov 2018, 02:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Crikey! is back
Replies: 24
Views: 18978

Re: Crikey! is back

It's understandable that people should feel a bit sensitive about magazines they've poured so much time and effort into, but to be fair to Robbie he only said that he personally found Crikey to be "slightly disappointing".
by philcom55
09 Nov 2018, 18:21
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 447
Views: 102323

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

Interesting to see these two items in the current Compal auction. I don't think I've ever come across Mascot before!
by philcom55
30 Oct 2018, 13:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

I'm also in complete agreement about the possibility of a publicly accessible archive of British comic art being established. As I understand it Pete Hansen, who bought most of IPC's surviving artwork and has a fabulous collection of comic memorabilia acquired over many years, hopes to create a muse...
by philcom55
30 Oct 2018, 04:08
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Incidentally, it's worth noting that Wilson also drew a full-colour version of 'Lassie Come Home' for Princess Tina during 1969 so it seems unlikely he'd have had time to produce a new Happy Days strip every week as well. Here's an example of his original art for that series, also from my own collec...
by philcom55
30 Oct 2018, 03:34
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

On the Pixie stories Goof I think I can confirm your suspicion that they were newly drawn for that publication as I've just found a couple of pages in Wilson's later style which also feature that distinctive header space, as well as having 'Pixie no.19, Oct 28 1972' written in the margin. What's mor...
by philcom55
29 Oct 2018, 19:53
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

I do like Wilson's art, and it's fascinating to see how his style evolved over the years. Until a few months ago Phil Clarke had virtually ALL the Happy Days artwork for sale in a pile several feet high, but I seemed to be the only one who ever bought any. Now it's all been donated to a museum or un...
by philcom55
29 Oct 2018, 02:27
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

While I'm still working my way through several hundred issues of Princess and Princess Tina to check for reprints of Happy Days stories I can at least confirm that some stories WERE reprinted based on a page I just noticed in my collection of original art. As you can see from the marginal notes at t...
by philcom55
23 Oct 2018, 23:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Here are the first two pages of 'Sally's Space Ballet' from Princess Picture Library #81 - though in this case I don't recognize the artist at all. It's interesting that whenever Sue Day encountered fantastic elements like flying saucers there always turned out to be a down-to-Earth explanation, but...
by philcom55
23 Oct 2018, 02:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Here are the first two pages from 'Showboat Sally' - almost certainly drawn by R B Davis I'd say.
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by philcom55
22 Oct 2018, 17:27
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

Of those four issues I have no's 52 and 81. I'll post scans from them when I get the chance.
by philcom55
22 Oct 2018, 17:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: When did The Happy Days End?
Replies: 82
Views: 28519

Re: When did The Happy Days End?

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