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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.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The Robot Maker. A beautifully illustrated but short-lived feature.  Robbie McHinery’s Dad was an inventor whose inventions normally didn’t work but one day he invented a machine capable of replicating human beings by building identical robots. Drawn by Frank McDiarmid in his Ken Reid-imitation style that he had used in the mid-60s on Big Head and Thick Head in THE DANDY. The feature ran for 20 weeks from the first issue until 17th October, 1970 (No. 20). The Robot Maker did not appear on 26th September, 1970 (issue 17).

From COR!! dated 1st August, 1970 (No. 9)

From COR!! dated 22nd August, 1970 (No. 12)

1 comment:

  1. A great strip which was reprinted in various annuals and specials such Monster Fun.
    It's a mystery as to why it was cancelled.