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by ISPYSHHHGUY
27 Oct 2007, 17:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strange comic policies of the 70s
Replies: 29
Views: 4468

Strange comic policies of the 70s

The best example i can muster on comicstrips not meant to last must surely go to DUDLEY D. WATKINS, who, way, way back in 1936, told his wife that his two new strips, 'THE BROONS' and 'OOR WULLIE', might 'only last a few weeks'..............
by ISPYSHHHGUY
27 Oct 2007, 15:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strange comic policies of the 70s
Replies: 29
Views: 4468

Strange comic policies of the 70s

Some very well thought-out reasoning on the subject of I.P.C. humour titles starting off with a 'bang', RAVEN, then slowly but surely, unwinding into a terminal downhill slide----this certainly ties in with my memories. I genuinely thought that the very early 'WHIZZER and CHIPS' was pretty good, sur...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
27 Oct 2007, 15:10
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Dudley Watkin's - Endings and new beginnings.
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Dudley Watkin's - Endings and new beginnings.

There were also, [in the early '90s?] one or two 'OOR WULLIE' strips turned out by BOB NIXON.......these were totally unlike his fairly WATKINESQUE [do excuse this pretentious term, dear reader] version of 'SNOOTY', and BOB'S style in these 'WULLIES' more closely resembled his later 'IVY the TERRIBL...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
26 Oct 2007, 20:39
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: Future Shocks (complete) by Alan Moore
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Future Shocks (complete) by Alan Moore

i like the early '80s one where microscopic aliens use craft [in the guise of houseflies at our scale] to infiltrate our world........'FUTURESHOCKS' had the class of the original b/w 'TWILIGHT ZONE ' T.V. series, with the production values only available on the printed comic-page.
by ISPYSHHHGUY
25 Oct 2007, 11:32
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: JUDGE DREDD: will the colour weeklies ever be reprinted?
Replies: 18
Views: 11150

JUDGE DREDD: will the colour weeklies ever be reprinted?

SCI-FI staple '2000 A.D.' [founded 1977, and still going strong] was an essential purchase for me in the first 10 years of it's existence, in which it resembled a traditional paper [mostly b/w strips, colour centrespread]. The title yielded many wonders to behold, the lynch-pin being the ongoing sag...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
24 Oct 2007, 11:32
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: Future Shocks (complete) by Alan Moore
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Future Shocks (complete) by Alan Moore

I wish they would reprint the very EARLY 'FUTURESHOCKS', ---some of which were deliciously un-nerving in those far-off late '70s days.........i remember that very early BRIAN BOLLAND pages made up one shocker set on a simulated space-flight...........another, in which repulsive aliens are blasted by...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
23 Oct 2007, 16:23
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Mike Lacey
Replies: 17
Views: 3979

Mike Lacey

Mike LACEY was unusual in that i can't ever remember seeing his signature in any of his vast amount of published work for I.P.C.......I personally regarded MIKE LACEY as being on par with the best D.C. Thomson cartoonists, and presumably I.P.C. felt the same way, awarding him many comic and annual c...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
23 Oct 2007, 16:08
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Terry Bave a great comic legacy...
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Terry Bave a great comic legacy...

Many years back, TERRY BAVE done a strip entitled : 'ME and my SHADOW' that sticks in my mind [possibly because i found it slightly creepy]......KEN HARRISON done a more user-friendly version of this, ' JIMMY JEST' [his shadow's a pest] a good bit later.
by ISPYSHHHGUY
23 Oct 2007, 16:00
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Graham Allen - artist
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Graham Allen - artist

I certainly remember 'SUPERDAD', [with it's bowler-hatted titular character] and GRAHAM ALLEN also drew a double-spreader, 'SPY SCHOOL' in one of the early '70s I.P.C. comics [possibly 'WHOOPEE'], and i am fairly certain he contributed some comic relief to the notorious early '80s E.C.-a-like, 'SCRE...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
23 Oct 2007, 11:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties...
Replies: 32
Views: 2468

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties...

I had my memory jolted last night regarding 'GHASTLY MANOR', Raven, and you have pipped me to the post in this observation..........this MURRAY BALL work was always very vital, with salvitating ogres leaping around all the time, and there may even have been an occassional SKELETON depicted here!----...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
23 Oct 2007, 11:30
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Dudley Watkin's - Endings and new beginnings.
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Dudley Watkin's - Endings and new beginnings.

As far as i can remember, 'LORD SNOOTY' was being drawn by ROBERT NIXON fairly often, even when DUDLEY WATKINS was still around, often alternating the drawing duties of this strip. Though his 'SNOOTY' was depicted in a quite different style from D.D.W., I rate BOB NIXON'S version pretty highly, even...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
22 Oct 2007, 15:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ODHAM'S oddball classics
Replies: 9
Views: 717

ODHAM'S oddball classics

What a nice chap you are, PETER.......I want your advice sometimes, as i intend setting up a site for my own cartoons........i will seek your advice later, pal.............................I SPY.
by ISPYSHHHGUY
22 Oct 2007, 14:55
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: KEN HARRISON BEST BROONS ARTIST?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

KEN HARRISON BEST BROONS ARTIST?

I admired KEN HARRISON'S 'OOR WULLIE/BROONS' work enough to purchase all of the annuals containing his work.........he is a supremely versatile artist in that he is also brilliant at BAXENDALE-type stuff. However, it is DUDLEY D. WATKINS that evokes special childhood memories, and this alone, not ev...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
22 Oct 2007, 14:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties...
Replies: 32
Views: 2468

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties...

I.P.C. was definately the place to look for comic-book horror, around 1970.........the REG PARLETT stuff was always a highlight..............'the MUMMY'S CURSE' seemed to be a never-ending chase, the titular character a relentlessly pursuing villian who often gave me genuine creeps.........the cliff...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
22 Oct 2007, 14:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ODHAM'S oddball classics
Replies: 9
Views: 717

ODHAM'S oddball classics

I understand that it must be very frustrating for historians like yourself to constantly keep coming across the same old mistakes, LEW........I am afraid that i haven't got either the time nor inclination to pursue a career in writing.......i'm much more interested in seeking out new gems [or better...