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by standby4action
24 Jan 2016, 18:23
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Caswell
Replies: 18
Views: 9288

Re: Leslie Caswell

His son told me "I am currently working on copying and binding many episodes of his two daily newspaper comic strips "Better Or Worse" and "Keeping up With The Joneses"" so well done Mr Simpson. I'll share anything I get.
by standby4action
23 Jan 2016, 16:35
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Caswell
Replies: 18
Views: 9288

Re: Leslie Caswell

For those people who monitor this thread, I have had an email from Leslie Caswell's oldest son Hamilton - see the comments under this thread:
https://standby4action.wordpress.com/20 ... e-caswell/
Hamilton has given us a potted biography.
~Norman
by standby4action
23 Dec 2015, 13:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: US Government comics including the Broons!
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: US Government comics including the Broons!

matrix wrote:Thanks for posting that Norman.
My pleasure Matrix - glad you liked it!
by standby4action
22 Dec 2015, 17:48
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 193008

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I agree completely with what our friend colcool7 has said in a separate thread . I have had a smile on my face since seeing the latest Star Wars at 9am Sunday morning! We came away thinking it is a very clever re-boot of sorts as it follows that other film where a map is hidden in a droid; someone h...
by standby4action
14 Dec 2015, 17:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: US Government comics including the Broons!
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: US Government comics including the Broons!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pmiNpiMiL._SX356_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg ...and I notice that Richard has also authored a book on the subject, if anyone's interested. It called "Government Issue: Comics for the people 1940s - 2000s" and it can be had quite cheaply on Amazon.co.uk. You can see ...
by standby4action
09 Dec 2015, 17:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic artists working in other fields..like advertising
Replies: 31
Views: 10241

Re: Comic artists working in other fields..like advertising

philcom55 wrote:Ooops! I don't know how I missed that Norman! :oops: Your excellent blog is, of course, required reading for all Frankophiles!!!
Due to your extensive sharing, you are forgiven!
by standby4action
09 Dec 2015, 10:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic artists working in other fields..like advertising
Replies: 31
Views: 10241

Re: Comic artists working in other fields..like advertising

Wow! I've never seen that before!!! Phil, I'm ashamed of you! It's taken me a while to catch up, but have you not looked at my old blog before? Maybe I shouldn't be so modest? Bellamy did 3 that I know of, although when I approached the circus on Midsummer Common, Cambridge and was greeted with dee...
by standby4action
09 Dec 2015, 10:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: US Government comics including the Broons!
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

US Government comics including the Broons!

I thought some colleagues here might enjoy these comics provided by the University of Nebraska Lincoln although they are not within the remit of this group, we do have one that I've spotted: The Broons and OOr Willie [sic] Fire Safety Special from the Scottish Fire Services! I've let Richard Graham ...
by standby4action
11 Nov 2015, 12:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Fortunino Matania
Replies: 17
Views: 6262

Re: Fortunino Matania

Interestingly Fleetway/IPC featured a whole load of Matania's illustrations during the 1970s (albeit in murky black and white) in an obscure annual called The Eagle Book of Amazing Stories. Well, that's definitley a new one on me...shan't be chasing it though based on your recommendation :D Thanks ...
by standby4action
09 Nov 2015, 11:11
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Fortunino Matania
Replies: 17
Views: 6262

Re: Fortunino Matania

Brilliant work by Matania. It's lovely to see him getting recognition after being out in the cold for quite a while. He was Frank Bellamy's favourite and they met in Matania's studio once and exchanged Christmas cards.
Thanks for sharing Matrix
by standby4action
15 Aug 2015, 16:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Numbskulls idea
Replies: 71
Views: 9912

Re: Numbskulls idea

I thought some of you may enjoy this article that I tripped over. It's from "Look Magazine" 1938

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by standby4action
05 Jul 2015, 21:06
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Power Comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6235

Re: Power Comics

I still seem to remember something about an award that may or may not have been presented by the Guardian but the photo I was thinking of apparently came from The Observer (which many people think of as the 'Sunday Guardian' anyway). Here's Alf - a few years older and looking far more dapper in his...
by standby4action
08 Mar 2015, 16:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 6997
Views: 737104

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Did the Americans do strips like that with the text beneath the picture? Now that you've mentioned Jack Kamen it looks even more American to me - shades of Milton Cannif. Here's the only other two pages I have. Sadly the eight page strip section wasn't in the 1956 or 1957 issues so was probably sho...
by standby4action
02 Jan 2015, 12:47
Forum: Suggestions and Support
Topic: Exciting News Inside - Comics UK V3
Replies: 9
Views: 22546

Re: Exciting News Inside - Comics UK V3

Al, there are a lot of people who thank you for all your hard work over the years. I look forward to seeing what you do next old boy! As for 'Soul-net' no thanks, I for one don't want the burden of updating my blogs and website after death :-)
by standby4action
06 Sep 2014, 14:09
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Is eBay getting worse
Replies: 13
Views: 7279

Re: Is eBay getting worse

How are you searching? There are never that few items for sale in that category. I currently have almost 200 items for sale in UK Comics & Annuals myself, and have done for weeks! A quick check of that category across ebay UK currently reveals 88, 454 results! Tony, you're absolutely right! I was a...