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by comixminx
14 Sep 2015, 14:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 99584

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

I got some really nice replies again! Thank you for sharing your information with me. :) @Raven: That's definitely Cliff Brown, you are right. I have seen his artwork in some quiz pages, and I wonder if the story I upoloaded was also part of the quiz section of a magazine, or a series of comics (in...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 21:23
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Miguel Quesada
Replies: 5
Views: 3383

Re: Miguel Quesada

I have a lot of Quesada in my Tammy collection. Little Miss Nothing, The Stranger in My Shoes, Nell Nobody, Linda Left-Out, Back-Stab Ballerina, Lord of the Dance and others. Some of the stories are not complete, but others are. That is a lot, Tammyfan! José Ruiz Del Amor is after scans of whatever...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 21:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

It occurs to me that one popular theme in boys comics that didn't seem to appear in girls' comics so often was that of the 'villain as hero'. Of course outlaw heroes like Robin Hood who battled for truth and justice against a corrupt authority had plenty of female equivalents - notably those who fo...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 21:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

It was annoying me that I couldn't remember the 'tec in Girls' Crystal, so I looked it up. He was Noel Raymond and later he had a girl assistant, his niece, June Gaynor, who really was the star of many stories. The early Raymond stories were quite exciting with oriental gangs occasionally appearing...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 21:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 854
Views: 217631

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 ha...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 21:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What is... a comic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Re: What is... a comic?

Thanks for all the responses so far, much to chew on... "A sequence of images that tell a story" seems to be the best way of looking at it so far, but again, that could be interpreted as including picture books. Suppose it's all down to the "feel" of it? Like you could be reading it, and think to y...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 07:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What is... a comic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Re: What is... a comic?

Yeah, there's a ton of wordless comics I like as well... And another thing, which anthologies would count and which wouldn't? There's your Beanos and so on, but then there's also Deadline - and if I'm including Deadline, what if I wanted to include Tank Girl as well? Would she be covered by Deadlin...
by comixminx
13 Sep 2015, 07:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 99584

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

The last one is "The Snobs and the Scruffs", published in Jinty. I have never known the artist of this strip, so if others can confirm, then that will be new knowledge for me too!
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 22:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What is... a comic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Re: What is... a comic?

After happening across numerous similar lists, I decided to have a go at putting together my own personal "top 100" comics, but problems arrived quickly. Namely, how do you define what's a comic and what isn't? Straight away I thought I wouldn't include single panel gags (stuff like Gary Larson's T...
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 22:17
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Miguel Quesada
Replies: 5
Views: 3383

Miguel Quesada

I have been contacted by a blogger who is in touch with Miguel Quesada, a Spanish artist who worked on UK war and girls' comics. The only story he did for Jinty was " A Dream for Yvonne ", but I know he did some covers and stories for Tammy , and at least one story for Lindy , "Pavement Patsy". The ...
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 22:09
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi
Replies: 15
Views: 7179

Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

helsbels wrote:Comixminx - I printed a copy of the article off! When I find it I can scan it and upload on here later or tomorrow?
Would still love a copy of this if you ever manage it, Helsbels?
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 22:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

One noticeable difference between boys' and girls' comics of the 50s, 60s and 70s (leaving aside titles aimed at a younger, mixed audience) was the fact that the majority of protagonists in the latter tended to be young girls that the readers could personally identify with, whereas boys' heroes wer...
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 22:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

Not exclusive to boys' comics, but here are some things which came up in the adventure comics pretty often, Circus Crime and Police Disasters (Shipwrecks) Empire Explorers Feats of Strength Heroism (Rescues, Escapes, Endurance) Highwaymen Hunting, Fighting Jokes, Riddles, Rhymes Knights, Dragons, D...
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 21:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

War and horror did appear in girls' comics. Mam'selle X from Tammy and pocket libraries and The Cat from Bunty were both war related. Misty was horror. Oh, I see what you mean. Both my examples are hero stories with war as the situation in which the heroes work. That took me a while and I plead age...
by comixminx
12 Sep 2015, 21:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Themes in boys' comics
Replies: 15
Views: 8224

Re: Themes in boys' comics

I enjoyed reading your list and there is a fair bit of overlap. So to make it easy for me, I am going to take your themes and give an example where I can. Adventure Story There are plenty of those and they usually overlap into another theme. A good example is Wagner's Walk from Tornado where three ...