Chemistry in Comics

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Chemistry in Comics

Post by babington » 21 Sep 2015, 21:12

Philadelphia's Chemical Heritage Foundation is tweeting this week about chemistry in American comics. Were there ever any chemists, chemical laboratories or chemistry-related things ever to be found in the pages of British comics???

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 21 Sep 2015, 21:38

Bertie Buncle and his Chemical Uncle ran for a long time in the Dandy, if that's any good?
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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by philcom55 » 21 Sep 2015, 21:39

There were probably lots of illustrated educational articles in magazine/comics like Modern Wonder, Eagle and Express Weekly. One conventional strip that comes to mind, however, is an excellent series on the life of Marie Curie that ran in Girl (later reprinted in Princess Tina) with art by Gerry Haylock.

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by Peter Gray » 21 Sep 2015, 22:48

I loved Bertie Buncle..

its the manic art style..

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 22 Sep 2015, 00:50

Dave Mostyn, right? Guy's a genius, everything he draws looks hilarious :D
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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by babington » 22 Sep 2015, 20:58

PhilCom55 - any idea which issues of Girl or Tina those appear in?

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by philcom55 » 23 Sep 2015, 11:52

I think the Marie Curie story first appeared in Girl during 1959, then was reprinted (with some artistic bodging) in Princess Tina during !968. Here are a couple of sequences from the episode dated November 2nd 1968.

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by wilsia » 23 Sep 2015, 16:29

Lovely artwork Phil do you know the artist?

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Re: Chemistry in Comics

Post by philcom55 » 23 Sep 2015, 17:12

Gerry Haylock, who later did a lot of SF strips like the Guinea Pig for Eagle, Land of the Giants for Joe 90 and TV21, and UFO and Doctor Who for Countdown/TV Action.

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