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by wigwam
21 Oct 2016, 10:08
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Denis Gifford's ACE newsletter 'Comic Cuts' 1982-1984
Replies: 1
Views: 4482

Denis Gifford's ACE newsletter 'Comic Cuts' 1982-1984

Hi all, Is there someone who owns Denis Gifford's ACE newsletter 'Comic Cuts' from 1982-1984? I do not want to buy copies, but I do have some questions re the contents and the publication details (numbers, dates, et cetera) Please send me an e-mail or a PM. Thanks. Kind regards from The Netherlands,...
by wigwam
19 Feb 2016, 10:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 81773

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Hi Johan, Perhaps this link to an auction of Peter Pan-related artwork from 1953 is useful: http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/comic-book-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-srcom10006/lot-d35daceb-1fe1-4e99-939e-a5b000a321ea . I'll admit I've never heard of artist Harold Whitaker, but obvio...
by wigwam
09 Feb 2016, 12:10
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Playhour from 3 March 1956 : scan wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

Re: Playhour from 3 March 1956 : scan wanted

Hi all,

I'm desperately looking for an actual printed copy of Playhour number 73 for 3 March, 1956. How about GBP 20 for a very good copy or GBP 25 for a fine/mint copy?
Please send me a PM or an e-mail if you can help me.

Thanks.

John
(Netherlands)
by wigwam
13 Mar 2014, 09:56
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Reg Perrott, Disney and the Boys & Girls Own Evening World
Replies: 8
Views: 16491

Re: Reg Perrott, Disney and the Boys & Girls Own Evening Wor

Does anyone have a clue as to what can be found on Perrott in GOLDEN FUN, # 15, Winter 1985? According to an Ebay-seller this fanzine(?) is AN APPRECIATION OF OLD BRITISH COMICS, 1920s 30s, 40s, 50s, ETC... AND THE FABULOUS ILLUSTRATORS, THIS ISSUE HAS -- MARY TOURTEL (RUPERT THE BEAR), REG PERROTT ...
by wigwam
25 Jun 2013, 13:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 57609

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

For all fans of Hugh McNeill and Ron Nielsen: their version of The Water Babies. McNeill's original b/w-strip ran in Woman's Pictorial . The issue of 13 January 1951 featured the ‘beginning [of] our grand new picture serial of The Water Babies’. The series was published till 7 July 1951: 26 episode...
by wigwam
15 May 2013, 08:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 57609

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

Back to Gulliver Guinea-Pig, the original adventures as written by David Roberts and drawn by Philip Mendoza. The first series started on the centre-pages in Playhour No. 189, dated May 24th, 1958. More on the artist (Mendoza), the prolific writer (Roberts) and the hero of the series (Gulliver) on S...
by wigwam
07 May 2013, 09:07
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Playhour from 3 March 1956 : scan wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

Playhour from 3 March 1956 : scan wanted

Hi, I'm looking for a scan of the complete cover from Playhour number 73, March 3, 1956 for a book I'm working on. This issue 73 was the first with the adventures of ducklings Dicky and Dolly, and heralded a breach with the earlier splash-panel covers: no more single drawings, but a strip (like the ...
by wigwam
02 May 2013, 16:59
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Woolcock, Turnbull & Lupatelli: the three Good Frog Artists.
Replies: 60
Views: 44853

Re: Woolcock & Turnbull: the two Good Frog Artists.

Hi Matrix,

From which number of Playhour do the scans from Willow Wood come from?
Which date in March 1956?

Best,

John
by wigwam
20 Apr 2013, 09:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: King Arthur in comics
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: King Arthur in comics

Hi Pendragon, I think you will enjoy my musings on the first fully painted strips by Ron Embleton: http://bearalley.blogspot.com/2011/04/ron-embletons-first-painted-strips.html . By the way, do you have any photographs from your days with Playhour? I am looking for one with Basil Reynolds. Best, John
by wigwam
17 Apr 2013, 08:14
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Lionel Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Re: Lionel Morgan

Hi Pendragonman,

On the scans below you might encounter a familiar name...

Best,

John
by wigwam
11 Mar 2013, 13:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 81773

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Hi Phil and Sue, Please have a look at what I think is Blasco's first nursery-artwork for a British publisher: 'The Story of the Babes in the Wood', in Playhour (March/April, 1957): http://bearalley.blogspot.nl/2011/04/ron-embletons-first-painted-strips.html . He certainly knew how to illustrate a f...
by wigwam
25 Feb 2013, 16:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 81773

Re: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Hi Phil, You're absolutely right; the bearded chap popping his head round the side of the door is indeed Worsley himself. Steve Hollland used this very same drawing on his excellent Bear Alley blog: http://bearalley.blogspot.nl/2007/02/david-roberts.html , and then scroll down to the end of the post...
by wigwam
03 Feb 2012, 15:54
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Lionel Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Re: Lionel Morgan

I forgot to add the scan:
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by wigwam
02 Feb 2012, 12:00
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Lionel Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Lionel Morgan

I'm looking for information on Lionel Morgan , in the mid-1950's head(?) of the design and lettering department of the Amalgamated Press. He worked on the nursery comics Playhour and Jack&Jill , and the Sexton Blake Library , e.g. No. 397 Murder Down Below (January 1958), written by James Stagg. Cov...