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by DavidKW
02 Oct 2018, 14:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert
Replies: 9
Views: 8825

Next Week's "The Apprentice" alert

Been checking through next week's TV guide and I noticed on next week's edition of "The Apprentice" - 11/10/18, 9pm, episode 2 - the seam of mostly hopeless hopefuls have to create and market a new comic. Should be fun and interesting! In case anyone may be interested in a rare TV program featuring ...
by DavidKW
02 Oct 2018, 14:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics would you get in the year of your birth?
Replies: 64
Views: 54232

Re: What comics would you get in the year of your birth?

[quote]DavidKW Mine would be 1970, so I'd buy: Humour: Beano, Beezer, Topper, Sparky, Whizzer & Chips Tv Related: TV Comic, TV21 Boys': Tiger, Scorcher Girls': Sally, June & Schoolfriend, Princess Tina Nursery; Playhour, Teddy Bear, Jack & Jill[quote] Reminded me: I'd add Cor! (Humour) and Score'n'R...
by DavidKW
23 Jun 2018, 11:58
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Jim's Emporium
Replies: 1
Views: 11148

Re: Jim's Emporium

Was sorry to hear that - used to like going in there. Have been meaning to visit Liverpool when I find the right time - Lime Street is mostly closed so not a good time to go. Sadly there will be one less regular stop to visit. I can remember going there once and Jim asked me to take a message from h...
by DavidKW
23 Jun 2018, 11:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 738
Views: 192969

Re: Comics on TV

Recently saw a "Classic Coronation Street" where there was a "Roy Of The Rovers" in the Kabin and Rita whacked Mavis with a pile of "Look-In" with the Cookie Crew featured on the back collect a page. But before that came a good line relating to comics: Martin Platt and Jenny Bradley are talking abou...
by DavidKW
23 Jun 2018, 11:47
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: SPLINK
Replies: 9
Views: 19162

Re: SPLINK

Yeah I remember the Splink ads with Jon Pertwee - who said it never caught on as it was "too complex for kids to understand". I have the "Charley Says" DVD compilation of the Public Information films, and both the Splink ads are on there - the other one was an animated one featuring a cartoon Derek ...
by DavidKW
23 Jun 2018, 11:39
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger
Replies: 18
Views: 14232

Re: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger

I agree with SteveZodiac that "The Twitz From The Ritz" was an excellent strip - it should have transferred over to "The Topper" when it merged with "Buzz"; unfortunately, some of the weaker strips from "Buzz" were given a home (in my view), such as "Nobby" (a rip-off from "Ginger"). "The Twitz..." ...
by DavidKW
03 Jun 2018, 11:22
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger
Replies: 18
Views: 14232

Re: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger

Thanks for the info Kashgar. Surprised Dan McClue had such a short run - my first proper read of Dan was in the Beezer Annual 1977, one of the best strips in it. Have to agree I never really rated Blubba ; I preferred the other strips it had. But Blubba was there when I started to really get into th...
by DavidKW
03 Jun 2018, 11:15
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Long Hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 11435

Re: Long Hiatus

Thanks again for the messages, feels just great. What a great community we comic collectors are! Totally agree with what Bigbadbri says: comics have been a crutch for me through many bad times: the collecting and reading of comics helped keep me going through the last few difficult years, and throug...
by DavidKW
26 May 2018, 09:55
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger
Replies: 18
Views: 14232

The Beezer's Centre Pages Till Cracker Merger

I'm a bit curious about a few things regarding the centre page spread in the Beezer until that dreadful cracker merger ended it and spoiled things; this was when the Beezer was broadsheet size. Can anyone tell me when Malcolm Judge's ace Dan McClue ran from and to? I love what I've seen of this stri...
by DavidKW
26 May 2018, 09:41
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Long Hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 11435

Re: Long Hiatus

Thanks for the messages of support.

I too hope things will move on for the positive!
by DavidKW
25 May 2018, 12:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 738
Views: 192969

Re: Comics on TV

I've been catching a few of those "Classic Coronation Street" on ITV3 from the late 80s - much better than the current misery fest turn-off that Corrie and the other soaps are today (to me they trivialise a lot of serious issues too). Back in the day when Corrie had humour and was about characters a...
by DavidKW
25 May 2018, 12:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Long Hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 11435

Long Hiatus

I'm just saying hello again, after a long hiatus - been over a year since I last wrote on this site, and wrote very little prior to that. This largely has been due to me being distracted by a horrendous 2016-17 including: The family firm I worked for was bought out (was well in profit - but one of t...
by DavidKW
03 May 2017, 10:11
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27938

Re: Leo Baxendale

As for Bygone Times - yeah I know about the Botany Bay, have been a couple of times; not much use the free kids thing as I haven't any (never married, always ended up single) and no close family too. I wish it had been over a girl (in a positive sense) walking from Buckshaw. I did pass through Euxto...
by DavidKW
03 May 2017, 10:05
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27938

Re: Leo Baxendale

Funny thing is Phoenix, Joy Jones' stall is the first one I find when I visit the Macron; not bought anything off her as of yet... I would always buy something at the antiques fair, if not comic related - only I also am on a budget and on limited storage space so can only spend on priority. I'd love...
by DavidKW
02 May 2017, 15:44
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27938

Re: Leo Baxendale

Small world, Phoenix! I was there at the Antiques event at the Macron yesterday (bank holiday) too! Didn't find anything to buy though. I have often gone to Macron Antiques, and was especially handy as I rented a room to live in not far from the ground (near Beehive pub). I have since recently moved...