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by Kashgar
02 Dec 2006, 12:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3569

The first comic page they did....

A few notes in response to some earlier remarks. 1) 'The Wee Fella' by Davey Law (Peoples Journal 20/4/46-6/2/54) was more of a prototype 'Baby Crockett' than 'Dennis the Menace'. Of toddler age he tended to accidently cause chaos because of his naive interpretation of the world around him rather th...
by Kashgar
01 Dec 2006, 12:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Beezer, Topper, Beano and Dandy stories/ look and learn
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Beezer, Topper, Beano and Dandy stories/ look and learn

Re the question of who the artistic contributors to the 'Topper' and 'Beezer' feature pages were in the 1950's? The answer is many and various. Comedy pages more often than not done by George Drysdale, technical and mechanical pages, planes, cars etc George Blow, John. R. Mackay, nature Len Fullerto...
by Kashgar
01 Dec 2006, 12:19
Forum: Beano
Topic: BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL 1964 DOES EXIST!
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL 1964 DOES EXIST!

Hi Lew, If you want copy of the 'General Jumbo' strip I'll gladly sort one out for you. Payment not necessary, just email me your address.
by Kashgar
30 Nov 2006, 15:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Beezer, Topper, Beano and Dandy stories/ look and learn
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Beezer, Topper, Beano and Dandy stories/ look and learn

If you loved it and gained some educational benefit from it then my apologies but I have to admit that as a kid I had a positive aversion to magazines like 'Look & Learn'. To me it was the sort of opus that Walter from the Dennis the Menace would have gleefully read from cover to cover. It was an ex...
by Kashgar
30 Nov 2006, 15:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The first comic page they did....
Replies: 48
Views: 3569

The first comic page they did....

'Dennis the Menace' was Davey Law's first work for the 'Beano' but he had been doing strips for the D C thomson newspapers and magazines for a number of years before that, eg 'The Wee Fella' and 'Busy Bella'.
by Kashgar
25 Nov 2006, 12:24
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: New look for Classics from the Comics!
Replies: 39
Views: 11806

New look for Classics from the Comics!

The reason that 'Classics from the Comics' contains a dearth of materail from the pre 1960 period is that all of the artwork post 1959 was placed on film and it is a lot easier to access the film files than to haul up the original artwork from the vaults in order to reprint the earlier stuff.
by Kashgar
18 Nov 2006, 12:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BRING BACK COMICS FOR GIRLS
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

BRING BACK COMICS FOR GIRLS

Hi Angiel, Re the Bunty and Mandy Books W.H.Smith usually stock these at discount prices and I think Waterstones are doing a buy two get one free offer at the moment on all the annuals they stock so you might get a bargain if you haven'y already paid out for them. Regards, Ray.
by Kashgar
16 Nov 2006, 15:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...

I'll certainly have to invest in some of these DC Showcase titles. As a kid I was always much more of a DC fan than Marvel and always remember the era with the 'go-go checks' on all the covers with particular fondness(Mar 1966 - Dec 1967 I think). And then there was the first use of the 'DC Currents...
by Kashgar
16 Nov 2006, 12:29
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Who Drew The Last Bit of Adare's Anglians?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Who Drew The Last Bit of Adare's Anglians?

Hi Lew,
Hope you are keeping well. Bert Vandeput did the first series of 'Brian's Brain' in Smash Nos 1-15. Barrie Mitchell did the second in Nos 93-162. Regards, Ray.
by Kashgar
16 Nov 2006, 12:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Red Dagger or Red Lion?
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Red Dagger or Red Lion?

There were only ever the four published 'The Truth about Wilson', 'Killer Slade of the Pony Express', 'The Goalmaker' and 'Braddock and the Flying Tigers'. The Braddock and Slade stories were edited reprints of material that had appeared in Rover and the Wilson and Goalmaker stories were originally ...
by Kashgar
14 Nov 2006, 12:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Help with naming this comic please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Help with naming this comic please.

The story that the gentleman is looking for is 'Quick Nick - the Lightning Lock-Picker of London' which appeared in the Dandy Nos 427(28/1/50) - 438(15/4/50). The story was written by Reg Thomas and was illustrated by Jack Glass. It also featured in prose form in the 1952 Dandy Monster Comic and was...
by Kashgar
14 Nov 2006, 12:24
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Hard-To-Find Information Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Hard-To-Find Information Request

Hi Jimmy, From memory 'Scrapper' which began in 'Cracker' before transferring to 'Beezer' following amalgamation was the work of Tom Lavery initially, as mentioned, and then was taken over in the main by Bill Hill. The cover of the 1980 Beezer Book was the work of D C thomson staff artist Peter Moon...
by Kashgar
14 Nov 2006, 12:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Help with Judy and Bunty Annuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Help with Judy and Bunty Annuals

Hi Brian, Dates of four Bunty Judy annuals as follows 1) Bunty - The songs we sing at Christmas inside covers. 1961 ( Bunty ice skating on cover of dustjacket). 2nd edition. 2) Bunty - Ballet dancers inside covers. 1964 ( Bunty on horse on cover of dustjacket). 5th edition. 3) Judy - Sailor Girl. 19...
by Kashgar
13 Nov 2006, 13:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Harry Hammertoe and The Triptoe Triers
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Harry Hammertoe and The Triptoe Triers

Hi, Harry Hammertoe - the soccer spook and The Triptoe Triers were two of eight strips that Ken Reid drew for Scorcher the others were Sub, Football Forum, Manager Matt, Hugh Fowler-the man who hates football, The Soccer-nauts and Jimmy Jinks. Harry Hammertoe which ran from 19th Aug 1972 to 18th Aug...
by Kashgar
13 Nov 2006, 13:07
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Who Drew The Last Bit of Adare's Anglians?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Who Drew The Last Bit of Adare's Anglians?

The artist in question was Bert Vandeput. He was very much the D C Thomson football artist of the 1960's and early 1970's but he was a freelance and his work did turn up elsewhere. In fact before he did any work for Thomsons he drew a good few strips for 'Tiger'in the 1950's including a decent run a...