welcome and enjoy!

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.



Thursday, August 9, 2018

THE POWER PACK ORDERS ARE ABOUT TO SHIP!

The POWER PACK OF KEN REID slipcases have arrived ahead of time and I am starting to prepare the orders for shipping.

Here are a couple of images of what a 100 Power Packs looks like, followed by a video of me showing the box set and leafing through both books.

The IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign is still live HERE, so if you still haven't pre-ordered your copy of the limited edition box set, now is the time because they are selling fast :)




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I HAVE THE BOOKS!


As was the plan, I picked up the books from the printing house this afternoon and am very satisfied with quality. The printers have now started manufacturing the slipcases which should be ready in 4 weeks' time at the latest.

I will see if I can make a quick video of the books in the next day or two to show here. In the meantime, check out some photos below.

My crowdfunding campaign is still live and will remain active until the time when I receive the slipcases and am ready to fulfill the orders. The IndieGoGo campaign is the only place where you can still pre-order your box set with free artwork prints, or individual books with free artwork prints. Here is the link: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID























Saturday, July 7, 2018

CAMPAIGN ENDS AT 143%




The 35 funding days of my Ken Reid reprints campaign ended this weekend. It achieved 143 % of the goal, with a big boost in the last two days, so very happy about that. Thanks to all the fellow bloggers and Ken Reid fans who helped me to achieve that! The disbursement process has started, and the books are now in print, so I look forward to being able to show them here in less than two weeks’ time.

If you wanted to support the project but were too busy of forgot, please, note that it is still live and will remain open to all in INDEMAND mode, meaning you can still pre-order your slipcase set with free prints, or the individual books with free prints!

I intend to keep the IndieGoGo campaign open for another month from now until I receive the slipcases and am ready to ship the orders for THE POWER PACK. I know I mentioned this before, but I will say it again: after I close the campaign, the books will be available to buy online, but not as a limited edition box set, and without the free artwork prints. Pre-order your copy here while you can: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Thursday, July 5, 2018

THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID CAMPAIGN ENDS SOON




The Ken Reid reprints campaign ends tomorrow. It is nearly 130 per cent backed as of now, and I am still hoping for more :) 

I am grateful to all fellow Ken Reid fans and bloggers who have helped me spread the word – the campaign would have hardly reached its goal without the support.  

In an unlikely event if you’ve missed them, here are links to the recent posts by Lew Stringer on his Blimey! blog, and John Freeman on DownTheTubes.

Just to remind you - the limited slipcase editions with free artwork prints, and the individual books with free artwork prints will only be available to supporters of my IndieGoGo campaign!

Check it out here:  THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

PRINTING CONTRACT SIGNED!




This afternoon I signed the contract with the printing house. All files will be submitted to them on 2 July, and I will receive hard copies of the books by 18 July!

Slipcases will take another 3 or 4 weeks to make, so I am happy that so far everything goes to plan. Those who pre-order individual books, will receive them by the end of July, and those who prefer the luxury of The Power Pack, will get theirs in the end of August.


The campaign is 109 per cent backed as of now, and is open for a further 11 days. Check it out here: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Monday, June 18, 2018

BOOM! - 100 PER CENT GOAL REACHED!





I am happy to announce that the campaign has now reached 100 per cent of its goal! The most recent supporter was the 17 year-old British Artist/Satirist Zoom Rockman, and this demonstrates that the appreciation of Ken’s work goes way beyond nostalgia!


There are still nearly three weeks to go, and the fact that the goal has now been reached does not mean that further contributions aren’t accepted! The Etherington brothers achieved 24 000 per cent with their recent Kickstarter project! :)

Remember that backers of the campaign will be the only ones who will be proud owners of the slipcase edition and the prints of original artwork – these perks won’t be available to the general public when the campaign ends and the books are printed!

Follow the link to go to the campaign page: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID