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by Shaqui
31 May 2015, 19:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics/Issues That Never Got Published
Replies: 21
Views: 5937

Re: Comics/Issues That Never Got Published

Issues 1 and 2 of the 1975 volume of Look-in were never published owing to industrial action. The cover for issue 1, featuring Elton John, was later used for issue 10 that year. Presumably the cover for issue 2 was also used later though we'll probably never know what it was. With the exception of t...
by Shaqui
22 Mar 2015, 07:54
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

I seem to recall Roger Perry, art editor of Countdown/TV Action, was an art editor at Purnell during this time, so I would presume that he may have had something to do with Leslie Branton being commissioned?
by Shaqui
21 Mar 2015, 20:58
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

As mentioned before, it's a mix of alternating chapters of illustrated text and strips, some colour, some b/w.
by Shaqui
21 Mar 2015, 20:56
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

Here's photos from the Famous Five Annual
by Shaqui
21 Mar 2015, 17:34
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

I seem to recall Kim Stevens and I found some early Branton strips in girls comics around 1960. His style then was somewhat different to what we are used to in later boys comics. I have a few of the original Branton Space:1999 art pages, and one of his colour Black Beauty pages as well. http://www.c...
by Shaqui
21 Mar 2015, 17:31
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

I noticed on your Technodelic site that he drew Ghost Island for Penelope Annual 1972. Do you recall if that was a good set? It's fairly standard and looks like it might have been cut from a longer strip as there's a lot of frames per page. Weirdest thing is a character at the end who looks like Al...
by Shaqui
02 Mar 2015, 14:20
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Artist Leslie Branton
Replies: 13
Views: 6581

Re: The Artist Leslie Branton

Elsewhere on the forum, Shaqui mentioned that he illustrated one Famous Five annual and several Secret Seven ones; not sure which ones, or if these would be single illustrations or comic strips, but I can imagine him doing a nice job on such projects. As I recall, these annuals would alternate chap...
by Shaqui
19 Jan 2015, 08:33
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Artist 'Giusti'? - early 1960s
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Re: Artist 'Giusti'? - early 1960s

Bumping this up after nearly 8 years (as I have been revisiting the interview in which he is mentioned) to see if anyone new knows the name... ?
by Shaqui
07 Jan 2015, 13:53
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mike Dorey
Replies: 25
Views: 12210

Re: Mike Dorey

I wondered if Mike Dorey had any comment (or recollection) about his pseudonym 'J. Clough' in some issues of 2000AD? I recall speaking to someone else who worked on 2000AD (might have been Colin Wyatt) who said he was dubbed that as Mike Dorey used Jay Cloths for his distinctive 'ink dab' technique...
by Shaqui
07 Jan 2015, 10:15
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mike Dorey
Replies: 25
Views: 12210

Re: Mike Dorey

I wondered if Mike Dorey had any comment (or recollection) about his pseudonym 'J. Clough' in some issues of 2000AD? I recall speaking to someone else who worked on 2000AD (might have been Colin Wyatt) who said he was dubbed that as Mike Dorey used Jay Cloths for his distinctive 'ink dab' technique!...
by Shaqui
20 Apr 2014, 06:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British Pathé Dan Dare
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: British Pathé Dan Dare

I remember when I first bought The Man Who Drew Tomorrow while at college back in the 80s, and being slightly freaked out by seeing Sir Hubert Guest as a *REAL person* in b/w photos (up until then I had no idea he was based 100% on Hampson's father). :shock: I get a similar vibe with this, only it's...
by Shaqui
29 Mar 2014, 10:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual. Strip artists required.
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual. Strip artists required.

Owing the massive response of pitch ideas, we are now asking for full story outlines so we know exactly what we can expect. Those who have submitted full story outlines were among the first to be approved. Shorter, less well developed, pitches - I am slowly going through these (my apologies, I have ...
by Shaqui
29 Mar 2014, 10:35
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: The UNIT Fannual - an update
Replies: 0
Views: 3292

The UNIT Fannual - an update

Owing the massive response of pitch ideas, we are now asking for full story outlines so we know exactly what we can expect. Those who have submitted full story outlines were among the first to be approved. Shorter, less well developed, pitches - I am slowly going through these (my apologies, I have ...
by Shaqui
15 Mar 2014, 21:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual. Strip artists required.
Replies: 2
Views: 860

FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual. Strip artists required.

Following the success of the Peter Cushing Dr. Who Fannual: http://comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=145&t=5916 - publisher Scott Burditt and myself are looking to produce a Fannual based around UNIT from 1970s Dr. Who. We're looking for fan ilustrators who might be interested in undertaking a st...
by Shaqui
01 Mar 2014, 11:51
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: The Peter Cushing Dr. Who Fannual
Replies: 6
Views: 5181

Re: The Peter Cushing Dr. Who Fannual

At last!

The long awaited full colour paperback edition is available:

http://www.fannual.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ ... ition.html

:D