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by Steve Bright
03 Jul 2008, 11:10
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano Top 100.
Replies: 168
Views: 37903

Re: The Beano Top 100.

98) Karate Sid (55) Obsessives and monomaniacs in comic strips come in many weird and wonderful forms and young Sid 'Master of the Martial Arts', the star of this 1987 strip, was a lad who was never out of his karate kit and, from the bottom of his perptually bared feet to the top of his suitably t...
by Steve Bright
03 Jul 2008, 08:32
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano Top 100.
Replies: 168
Views: 37903

Re: The Beano Top 100.

Karate Sid at number 458? :wink:
by Steve Bright
27 Jun 2008, 12:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are we dumbing down comics for today's kids?
Replies: 47
Views: 4068

Re: Are we dumbing down comics for today's kids?

Give me paternal electrocution any day, Kash! :evil:
by Steve Bright
27 Jun 2008, 08:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The comic art of The Beano and Dandy idea..
Replies: 39
Views: 2619

Re: The comic art of The Beano and Dandy idea..

Looks like a good call to me, Robert, though I'm only judging by the angled photographic image from the link above, I don't have the book. I've seen Ken's pencilling before, and that looks very familiar. Mind you, I can't recall having ever seen any of DDW's pencilling, so I couldn't say it was defi...
by Steve Bright
20 Jun 2008, 10:32
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: DFC No.'s 1,2,3 and 4
Replies: 78
Views: 52475

Re: DFC NO:1 (damn)

While I think the word 'damn' is actually fine for 10, 11 and 12 year olds, I admit, I do not like the idea of a 7-year old going around using it as a new word they've learned from my strip. There's your yardstick then, Garen. I think you have to take each word you publish for kids at its most base...
by Steve Bright
19 Jun 2008, 17:06
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: DFC No.'s 1,2,3 and 4
Replies: 78
Views: 52475

Re: DFC NO:1

In my experience, kids know all the bad words as soon as they start school, if not earlier - the question is whether or not we legitimise its use by choosing to employ profanity within their entertainment media. When I was a kid, I had my 'playground language' and my 'home language', and I was in bi...
by Steve Bright
15 Jun 2008, 12:59
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: How About a Bob Dewar page, Peter Gray?
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Re: How About a Bob Dewar page, Peter Gray?

Bob Dewar is one of my all time favourites. I loved Lumpy Gibbon - shame the 'pesky readers' didn't, but that's often the case, sadly.
by Steve Bright
15 Jun 2008, 11:34
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano comic librarys chat
Replies: 35
Views: 10354

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

Blimey - the tea ladies have sure changed since I was last there, Robert! And you certainly don't have Ian as the slim(ish) Smokey I recall. Loads of detail and a some nice line work going on there, and good to see the pencilling also. Thanks for posting that - shame he didn't get the chance to see ...
by Steve Bright
14 Jun 2008, 18:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano comic librarys chat
Replies: 35
Views: 10354

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

I can see where you're coming from, Robert, the character certainly shares Ian Gray's facial decoration. But The Loon was a good bit slimmer than this chap (mind you, I didn't meet him first until ten years after this comic hit the shops), so I'd be surprised if he was the model for this one. It did...
by Steve Bright
07 Jun 2008, 21:55
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano 70 Years of Fun special out now
Replies: 27
Views: 5139

Re: Beano 70 Years of Fun special out now

Oh, and I went on to work in an office opposite Stan Stamper's Judy office 18 moths later, and shared an elevator with him on numerous occasions over the following four years. I have to say, I'd have never recognised the chap in the photo as Stan. Then again - there was that 39 year gap...
by Steve Bright
07 Jun 2008, 21:48
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano 70 Years of Fun special out now
Replies: 27
Views: 5139

Re: Beano 70 Years of Fun special out now

Cracking photo! George Moonie is instantly recognisable, even though I didn't meet him first until 39 years after that picture was taken. He looks (understandably) remarkably like I remember his son, Pete Moonie, a talented DCT staff artist who sadly died way before his time (and his father). 'Chiz'...
by Steve Bright
20 May 2008, 08:45
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano comic librarys chat
Replies: 35
Views: 10354

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

Peter, thanks for doing that - it hasn't improved any with age! the initial pages were drawn by Peter Davidson ('The Broons' and 'Oor Wullie' artist), and I had forgotten that the cover was done by DCT staff artist, Jimmy Glen. I can't recall why Peter couldn't complete the library, nor indeed why J...
by Steve Bright
18 May 2008, 20:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Where we reside
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

Col, my father has lived less than two miles from Finavon for the best part of the last thirty years (Oathlaw).
by Steve Bright
18 May 2008, 19:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Where we reside
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

It was the Forfar connection, Col, although one might be excused for thinking it was the former at times. He was a laughter-maker extraordinaire! Peter, sorry, I missed your earlier post. Cactusville Dodgers it was, and I'm not at all surprised you spotted the 'join' - If I'd drawn it with a sledgeh...
by Steve Bright
16 May 2008, 11:31
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano comic librarys chat
Replies: 35
Views: 10354

Re: Beano comic librarys chat

Steve, if memory serves, didn't Graham Noble share an office with the Loon for a while. And I never noticed the nubiles on that office wall either - I was too young and innocent, y'see. Iain Yeah, yeah - too busy putting up your own posters, you mean, Iain. Graham Noble it was - give that man a coc...