Nigel P's new strip..spoilerish ahead..wait till Wednesday

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Nigel P's new strip..spoilerish ahead..wait till Wednesday

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Heres a clue

it is a well known for wonderful poster pages...lets hope like Nigel did with Where's Harry Hill this will also happen from time to time..

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Oh my goodness, could it be The Banana Bunch?
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Did that story ever appear in dandy before after beezer & topper ended,if not its good to see thomson dipping into their classic characters archive as a lot of the new stories lately have not been very good.Which is why i said in an earlier post somewhere leave Beano & Dandy for classic characters & then produce a new 3rd weekly title full of new stories,Phoenix shows it can be done even if you cant really buy it anywhere :lol:

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It had short run in The Dandy and was then reprinted in The Dandy Xtreme. :)

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I knew about the Xtreme era reprints. When was the earlier run?
big bad bri wrote:Did that story ever appear in dandy before after beezer & topper ended,if not its good to see thomson dipping into their classic characters archive as a lot of the new stories lately have not been very good.Which is why i said in an earlier post somewhere leave Beano & Dandy for classic characters & then produce a new 3rd weekly title full of new stories,Phoenix shows it can be done even if you cant really buy it anywhere :lol:
That's the reason. Shops won't take new comic titles that aren't based on well known properties, for fear that they won't sell.

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Its an ongoing story and is in the centre pages..very nice layout..
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A banana bunch character keeps disappearing and in the titles...the plot thickens... 8)

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Shame it's down to one page.

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I've never read any of the original Banana Bunch, but am I right in thinking that hugely detailed splash panels like the one this week used to be something of a tradition?

I thought the strip started off a bit shakily, but it's definitely getting into its stride now. All the restaurant-based gags this week made me realise how much I missed the writing in Harry Hill...
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Banana Bunch are very well known for the busy poster page by Leo Baxendale

so great Nigel is drawing this...policeman v's bunch..

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Anybody know why Nigel is signing himself as 'N.N.'? :?

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(...Aha! I've just noticed that the Bunch pages are coloured - rather well it has to be said - by somebody called 'Nika', so I'm guessing that 'N.N.' is Nige & Nika?)

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Sometimes you can see a second signature on his work. This week's Minnie the Minx for example, is signed Nigel Parkinson on the right page, and what looks like HH on the left one. I think that's what you're seeing, as Nigel's name is usually in the title panel on Banana Bunch. I think it is a oddly drawn NN and probably does refer to Nika.

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No, it actually is an "H.H." - she's Russian: http://nigelparkinsoncartoons.blogspot. ... art-1.html
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Gosh! I didn't know that 'H' is a Russian 'N' - whoever said comics weren't educational? :)

Thanks Swirlythingy!

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