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Hi and welcome to my blog about comics from other people’s childhood! It is dedicated primarily to British humour comics of the 60s and 70s. The reason they are not from my childhood is simply because I didn’t live in the UK back then (nor do I live there now). I knew next to nothing about them until fairly recently but since then I’ve developed a strong liking for the medium and amassed a large collection, including a number of complete or near complete sets. My intention is to use this blog as a channel for sharing my humble knowledge about different titles, favourite characters and creators as I slowly research my collection.
QUICK TIP: this blog is a sequence of posts covering one particular comic at a time. The sequence follows a certain logic, so for maximum results it is recommended that the blog is read from the oldest post up.
Copyright of all images and quotations used here is with their respective owners. Any such copyrighted material is used exclusively for educational purposes and will be removed at first notice. All other text copyright Irmantas P.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Mike Brown was one of the most convincing imitators of Leo Baxendale’s style and his work is often indistinguishable from Leo’s. His career in UK comics started in the mid-60s and (supposedly) reached the pinnacle a decade later when he illustrated a number of Badtime Bedtime Books in MONSTER FUN COMIC. The latest work I’ve seen by him was in the first year of Nutty (1980 – 1981) where he drew Dick Turban, Desert Highwayman.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Regular readers might remember the little series of self-portraits of those tireless but often anonymous and uncredited toilers of UK comics – the artists, that I did a year ago. You can view all the old posts HERE. I’ve found a few more cute examples in the course of 2013 and will show them in the next few posts before I switch to the Festive theme.