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by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 19:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ODHAM'S oddball classics
Replies: 9
Views: 718

ODHAM'S oddball classics

Fantastic info on 'THE CLOAK', LEW,..........as a kid, i always assumed it was a U.S. imported strip, there was one illustration in this strip that sticks in my mind, invlving a medium-shot of a bizarre robot that even had a photo-insert on a T.V. screen glued in.......very unusual indeed, then........
by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 15:22
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Cuddles and Dimples' Mum
Replies: 19
Views: 9438

Cuddles and Dimples' Mum

CUDDLES----[or DIMPLE'S]-------mum, i can't differentiate,---i mean the blonde lovely with the pony-tail...........was the point when cartoon sex-appeal was first introduced into D.C. Thomson's comics..............when i was a kid in the '60s, we were granted no such treats, and our comic sex-gags w...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 14:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ODHAM'S oddball classics
Replies: 9
Views: 718

ODHAM'S oddball classics

I apoologize, PHIL.............I have checked a KEN REID site, and indeed it was 'THE NERVS' that i had in mind.......as i stated earlier, the main problem i have with ODHAM'S output is that it often seemed interchangeable.........the FRANKIE STEIN examples that i have seen [including a repro of the...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 12:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Aargh! It's 'im!
Replies: 19
Views: 6350

Aargh! It's 'im!

I always felt that it was FRANK McDIARMID who took over the artistic reins on 'BIGHEAD and THICKHEAD' after KEN REID.........I was under the impression that FRANK tried his damnest to approximate KEN'S style, though it is not a challenge that i would particularly relish, meself.......
by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 12:47
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Buster on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 3228

Buster on ebay

I had forgotten all about the 'BUSTER' book of GAGS' which i remember from 1970: i love how it is done in a painterly, seaside postcard style.
by ISPYSHHHGUY
21 Oct 2007, 11:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: ODHAM'S oddball classics
Replies: 9
Views: 718

ODHAM'S oddball classics

The 1960s are sometimes seen as a time of over-production in the world of BRITISH comic funnies,----however, to me it was the best time ever, i was at the age in which the the medium seemed to yield true magic. Not only were D. C. Thomson producing a consistently high level of quality output with th...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
19 Oct 2007, 13:03
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: I SPY--------- THE FIRST EPIC SERIAL
Replies: 325
Views: 104812

I SPY--------- THE FIRST EPIC SERIAL

In FEB '69, the revamped 'SPARKY' introduced a welcome new type of comic character, who went on to become a major success story. I am extremely happy to see some genuine interest in' I SPY' on these pages, as it is my own personal favourite strip/character of all time...............the first version...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
19 Oct 2007, 12:03
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................

I sincerely appreciate your patience and obvious wide-ranging knowledge on this matter, kashgar........apart from losing the great D.D.W., Thomson also suffered the blow of the passing of DAVEY LAW in 1970, the following year............i was very young at the time, but i could tell that something w...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
18 Oct 2007, 19:13
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!
Replies: 9
Views: 2120

Charles Grigg's post-Dandy artwork!

I collect saucy seaside postcards, as i feel they are an important 'snapshot' of a bygone British era...........BAMFORTH produced the best ones, and sure enough, CHARLIE GRIGG'S unmistakable style is stamped on quite a few. Some of the fashions depicted in some 'buxom wench' scenes indicate that ole...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
18 Oct 2007, 18:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................

I have been giving this subject further thought, and have come to the conclusion that only ONE person knows for sure who completed WATKIN'S final piece..........namely, the artist who undertook the task. It may well be that the person in question has sworn to secrecy [in loyalty to D. C. THOMSON]......
by ISPYSHHHGUY
18 Oct 2007, 14:58
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: John Geering
Replies: 18
Views: 4639

John Geering

I worked in animation in London in the early '90s, Steve, and i met a couple of ex-COSGROVE- HALL staffers who worked alongside JOHN GEERING in MANCHESTER, [this was when 'COUNT DUCKULA' was in production]. I remember them telling me that JOHN used to knock out a comic- strip for D.C.T. during his d...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
18 Oct 2007, 12:37
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

WATKIN'S FINAL COMIC PAGE................

It is well-known that comics legend DUDLEY D. WATKINS departed this mortal coil while producing artwork at his BROUGHTY FERRY home. Equally legendary is the fact that this half-finished page was removed from his desk, and subsequently completed............which indicates that it was probably publish...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
17 Oct 2007, 20:20
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The worst DCThomson artist
Replies: 42
Views: 7497

The worst DCThomson artist

I tend to agree with you........a surefire recipe for a nightmare scenario is an inbred, ,'generic' situation where everything looks the same...........full marks to the recent .'DANDY' overhaul [at least they have tried different things] In it's day, the 'DANDY' was the most staid of the THOMSON ti...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
17 Oct 2007, 17:41
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The worst DCThomson artist
Replies: 42
Views: 7497

The worst DCThomson artist

on the subject of 'worst-ever D.C. Thomson artist'........well, i sure ain't gonna start slagging off PADDY BRENNAN, ----[or anyone else for that matter]...........what i am gonna highlight here is the style of a very well-known 'DANDY' artist who took some 'flak' in his time,--------namely JIMMY HU...
by ISPYSHHHGUY
17 Oct 2007, 17:08
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Willie Getaway
Replies: 12
Views: 5063

Willie Getaway

'WILLIE GETAWAY' artist PHIL MILLAR also contributed,---for 'SPARKY' also in this period-------another two strips: 'I FLY' which was depicted entirely in close-up from an insect's point-of-view. This featured a cute fly [if such a thing is possible] thwarting his truly repulsive nemesis, 'SPIDER'---...