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by standby4action
30 Aug 2016, 18:50
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Information on "They Call Me a Coward!"
Replies: 18
Views: 7200

Re: Information on "They Call Me a Coward!"

philcom55 wrote:The art looks as though it could be by Leslie Otway.
I wondered where Otway went after "Alona" in Princess Tina. Thanks for sharing
by standby4action
29 Jul 2016, 20:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What would be the ideal book on comics?
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

Re: What would be the ideal book on comics?

Standby, I didn't realise that was your blog! It's brilliant and certainly a credit to you. I certainly used it when I did my review of the Comics Unstripped exhibition. Thank you very much. I always wonder how Lew and Steve Holland and John Freeman and Kid Robson do so many! I do recommend you con...
by standby4action
29 Jul 2016, 19:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What would be the ideal book on comics?
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

Re: What would be the ideal book on comics?

Also finding a glorious Frank Bellamy Lawrence of Arabia picture just goes to show how much more needs to be catalogued. Hey Colcool007, I hope you're following my blog so you see new Bellamy artwork when it turns up, which it did recently and the website catalogues all his work I have seen...and I...
by standby4action
29 Apr 2016, 18:43
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 37054

Re: Leslie Otway.

philcom55 wrote:Leslie was a regular contributor to boys' papers and annuals before the war, producing hundreds of illustrations like the one shown below.
That was well spotted Phil- if not for the signature on your colour plate, I'm not sure I would have seen that! Thanks for sharing
by standby4action
24 Apr 2016, 16:26
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Otway.
Replies: 48
Views: 37054

Re: Leslie Otway.

I was clearing some old magazines out and came across Mr Otway using - what Phil describes as 'electric blue - great description Phil - in Boy's Own Paper September 1945
You'll just see his signature on the right hand page!

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by standby4action
19 Feb 2016, 09:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good No.1 Comic Covers
Replies: 29
Views: 8696

Re: Good No.1 Comic Covers

It has to be TV21 Number 1 published in 1965 (with that lovely device of one hundred years in the future!). Why you ask? 1) Well, it was my older brother's and contraband is always more exciting! 2) It didn't have cartoons on the front like most of that reading considered OK for little 7 year olds, ...
by standby4action
24 Jan 2016, 18:23
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leslie Caswell
Replies: 18
Views: 9436

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: 9436

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: 1726

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: 206201

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: 1726

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: 10418

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: 10418

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: 1726

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: 6344

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 ...