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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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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Just one football strip today and it is an episode of Scared-Stiff Sam from an early issue of Whoopee! (7th December, 1974). I happen to have both pages of Mike Lacey's original artwork for this set so make sure you scroll down for some close-up scans.


  1. What a great piece to own and great drawing by Mike..

    Mike Lacey has done some amazing comic...summer special..annuals..covers in his time..

  2. Yes, he's absolutely terrific isn't he? The strips just jump out at you - I don't think I ever flipped through any of his work as a kid.