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by Kashgar
18 Jan 2007, 12:21
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Artists and Writers re Adam Eterno?
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Artists and Writers re Adam Eterno?

Off the top of my head I can't remember who scripted Adam Aterno but the artwork was definitely supplied by the Solano Lopez art studio. Lopez managed to do a massive amount of work for Fleetway in the 1960's and 1970's by virtue of having a team of artists working under him who finished off his qui...
by Kashgar
16 Jan 2007, 13:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Jingle all the way
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Jingle all the way

Sorry about the festive sounding title in mid-January but it seems appropriate. Just thought I'd ask if anyone else out there has 'jingles', titles or lines of dialogue or whatever from comics, annuals etc that have remained lodged in your minds down the years and still pop into the forefront of you...
by Kashgar
16 Jan 2007, 12:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!

What I remember most from the old Tintin TV series was the stentorian opening bellow of "HERGE'S ADVENTURES OF TINTIN!!" Absolutely the same with me and stentorian is certainly the word for that memorable voice! So memorable in fact that years later when watching the famous 'I am Spartacus!' scene ...
by Kashgar
15 Jan 2007, 15:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Daily Page
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

The Daily Page

It certainly is the same Ron Smith who did Flying Fury and Judge Dredd etc. He worked for Thomsons on a freelance basis from 1953 to 1980 and did some spectacular work for them including many covers for the boys papers, loads of strips for the girls papers and some stunning double page full colour s...
by Kashgar
15 Jan 2007, 15:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!

Personally I can't get into the new animated versions of Tin-Tin. They only make me yearn nostalgically for the old Tele Hachete and Belvision versions produced in the 1960's. Each story was split into about 20 5 minute segments that the BBC used to show at the end of children's hour Monday to Frida...
by Kashgar
15 Jan 2007, 15:22
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story
Replies: 13
Views: 4229

Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story

Hi! If of interest 'Princess' (IPC) ran for a total of 28 issues between 28th Sept 1983 and 31st Mar 1984 when it merged with Tammy. The only issue I have is No1 which gave away as a free gift a 'Sweetheart Necklace' and contained seven stories and a comic strip. The stories in order of appearance w...
by Kashgar
13 Jan 2007, 12:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Daily Page
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

The Daily Page

Great to see 'Union Jack Jackson' on the site. Who wrote the original UJJ series back in the 1950's is open to question but it certainly wasn't Gibert Dalton as he did no work for Hotspur at all. I can however provide a few details of the artists work on display on the site. Hotspur No1057 cover - R...
by Kashgar
13 Jan 2007, 12:26
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Tom Smith's Schooldays in the Buddy
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Tom Smith's Schooldays in the Buddy

Hi Buster. The name of the Buddy 'Tom Smith' artist was Brian Delaney and his work did indeed appear more frequently in girls comic titles like Diana etc. The name of the author is more problematic as the scripts were updated from the original Wizard stories in the 1940's/1950's. Boys story paper su...
by Kashgar
13 Jan 2007, 12:09
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano with new editor...will it be changed!
Replies: 14
Views: 4523

Beano with new editor...will it be changed!

Call me an old reactionary if you like but I think the Beano is fine as it is. I'm not at all sure that the regeneration of the Dandy has been the success that Thomsons obviously hoped it would be and to drag the Beano off in the same direction I think would be a rash move. After all once you've upd...
by Kashgar
13 Jan 2007, 11:48
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Redondo
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Redondo

Hi! I think the problem that you have here is that the original Wilson artist in 'Hornet' etc isn't actually a member of the Redondo clan at all. His name was Juan Ripoll and he was a mainstay of the 'Hornet' art team from virtually the beginning in 1963 with a strip, if memory serves, called 'Searc...
by Kashgar
18 Dec 2006, 12:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Xmas comic memories
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Xmas comic memories

The Winker Watson strip that Brisey is remembering comes from the 1966 Dandy Book ( Korky swinging in a large boot on the cover). Drawn as ever by the unmistakable Eric Roberts it was more than likely written by Dandy chief-sub Ron Caird. Obviously Brisey and myself are of a similar vintage as the T...
by Kashgar
12 Dec 2006, 13:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Xmas comic memories
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Xmas comic memories

In keeping with the season I thought it might be pertinent to ask if anyone else out there has particular memories of a Xmas comic? To get the ball, or should that be Xmas pud, rolling I'll mention two examples 1) The 1967 Xmas edition of Hotspur - we used to get this delivered and I distinctly reme...
by Kashgar
05 Dec 2006, 13:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3565

The first comic page they did....

Robert Nixon is one artist who we can positively say what his first strip was because in an interview in 'Golden Fun' No12 in 1981 he tells us. He doesn't give specific dates but before he began drawing 'Roger the Dodger' in the Beano in August 1964 he says that he had already drawn three 'Little Pl...
by Kashgar
04 Dec 2006, 15:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3565

The first comic page they did....

Just checked. The Ken Harrison strips in 'Sparky' were 'We're the Kings of 'the Castle', first series Nos 230-260 (1969-1970) and 'Rudolf the Redcoat Mountie' Nos 276-299 (1970), I think these were the first strips he originated, rather than ghosting work for someone else. Ghosting work being notori...
by Kashgar
04 Dec 2006, 13:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3565

The first comic page they did....

What seems many years ago now I did write the indexes to all the major DC Thomson comic titles 'The Dandy Monster Index', 'The Beano Diaries' etc and I certainly have plans to do more but it is always difficult to really know which titles would generate the most interest and warrant the time and eff...