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by DavidKW
02 May 2017, 15:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic or book finds, or should I say finds in comics or book
Replies: 13
Views: 7963

Re: Comic or book finds, or should I say finds in comics or

This reminded me: A while back I brought A Princess Gift Book 1964 and inside I found a plastic lemon & lime freeze drink wrapper made by "Thompsons" inside (what's best known as "Ice Pops" these day; they were revolting as I remember too). Did find a small yellow splodge neat it which spread over a...
by DavidKW
28 Apr 2017, 12:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 861
Views: 224005

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

A little while back I saw and flicked through some "Jackpot" comics in an Oxfam shop on Leigh (especially enjoyed "The Incredible Sulk" and "Angel's Proper Charlies"). But I was moving home at the time and didn't want to add to massive amount of stuff I'm taking and wasn't sure I'd have room for it ...
by DavidKW
28 Apr 2017, 12:16
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27940

Re: Leo Baxendale

Just heard about this, very sad to hear, but agree he'd had a good innings. Baxendale's contribution to British comics - and perhaps comics in general - and influence was massive. True God-like status. ANy of his strips always a pleasure to read (one I enjoyed which the obituaries haven't picked up ...
by DavidKW
18 Mar 2017, 13:27
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Uncle Pete and Gypsy Rose
Replies: 13
Views: 6613

Re: Uncle Pete and Gypsy Rose

Incidentally, there's a couple of things I've always been curious about in "The Strangest Stories": Did it run/begin in Girls' Crystal or School friend originally? I have seen some stories in Girls Crystal annuals - and probably reprints as the drawing style looks very early 1960s. I have the final ...
by DavidKW
18 Mar 2017, 13:22
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Uncle Pete and Gypsy Rose
Replies: 13
Views: 6613

Re: Uncle Pete and Gypsy Rose

I do - but I don't have technology/know-how to upload & photo it. But I can describe it: It is about a banker called Eric Jones who is poorly paid and sends what he can afford to his poor mother in Yorkshire. He's behind on the rent and racing eviction. One day at the bank he sees a bank box full of...
by DavidKW
10 Dec 2016, 08:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 738
Views: 192995

Re: Comics on TV

Was watching Top Of The Pops 1982 last Thursday:
The first act was The Piranhas featuring Boring Bob Grover doing "Zambesi" - Bob was in a Dennis the Menace style jersey with a rolled up copy of the Beano in his pocket.

That edition is getting repeated at 10:30 on BBC4 tonight.
by DavidKW
10 Dec 2016, 08:08
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Dreams and Nightmares.
Replies: 66
Views: 88276

Re: Dreams and Nightmares.

Had this nightmare the other night - dreamt I died and had 36 hours on earth as a ghost to do things. My face gained spots decomposing over time. Ended with me exhausted and lying down in a car park near shops near where my mother lives. Hope this is not an omen, especially given I've have a terribl...
by DavidKW
25 Nov 2015, 14:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Glastopop Shop! New Bricks & Mortar shop in Glastonbury!
Replies: 8
Views: 2792

Re: Glastopop Shop! New Bricks & Mortar shop in Glastonbury!

Sounds worth a visit - just need to create the time and afford the train fair from Manchester.
by DavidKW
25 Nov 2015, 14:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Meet The Cover Girls
Replies: 32
Views: 7869

Re: Meet The Cover Girls

Just going back to what Phoenix said earlier (sorry been too busy to respond): I must've met Mel then - read her comics and had good chat (not read her book so can't comment). I jokingly asked if any were for sale - thought not! I wasn't expecting to see any other Comics UK people - mainly as I don'...
by DavidKW
22 Nov 2015, 15:46
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 17
Views: 16124

Re: Peanuts

I must admit I was a bit of a fan way back when of the Peanuts cartoons. I used to cut them out of the Daily Mail when my parents had read theirs and from the Observer magazine on Sunday and make Peanuts scrap books. I did have a number of Coronet books too - always interesting to see how they devel...
by DavidKW
22 Nov 2015, 15:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Meet The Cover Girls
Replies: 32
Views: 7869

Re: Meet The Cover Girls

Thanks for that info - I ended up taking myself to Liverpool on Saturday to look at this event. I went early - entered at 11am and stayed for an hour. I guess Mel must've come later as as didn't spot her there. I had a good chat wit Pam and Val and the lady who had a table of her own comics people c...
by DavidKW
13 Sep 2015, 14:46
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Retro TV
Replies: 596
Views: 155201

Re: Retro TV

Yeah, saw the film as I was up at 6 this Satuday morning gone. Have got DVD too - but always a joy to watch. Great to see Tower Bridge in full view from the bombsites - brige in full glory unlike today surrounded by all manner on monstrous carbuncles. Harry Fowler is also great in lead role as Joe t...
by DavidKW
13 Sep 2015, 14:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 861
Views: 224005

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Went to Manchester on Saturday (on way to Comic Fair) and nipped into Paramount Books near Shudehill Bus Station. I was tempted by a couple of annuals and then I saw an annual I really really wanted in a rack on a high shelf that could not be reached: So I asked the shop owner - who said that it had...
by DavidKW
15 Aug 2015, 13:53
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: The Beezer 1962
Replies: 15
Views: 15949

Re: The Beezer 1962

I agree it does look a bit messy and dizzy distracing with those page set ups. Think they may have been trying too hard to cram too much in on limited space. Many of the strips were much better when given just the full page in the 1970s - or in some cases giving half a top od page for one and bottom...
by DavidKW
15 Aug 2015, 13:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The British edition of Mad
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Re: The British edition of Mad

Thanks for my corrections - I'd no idea it was running for for many years (ie during 1960s).

Any idea when the last Biritsh Mads came out?