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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.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Having won their fortune in the football pools, Bumpkin Billionaires were great fans of the game, willing to pay any price to see their favourite team. Followed by another two nice examples of the Match of the Week from SHIVER AND SHAKE. All by Mike Lacey. The bottom one is particularly interesting because the opponents are Mirth Shaking Inventions and Creepy Creations. Both were reader participation features in Shiver and Shake. The former were humorous inventions drawn to readers’ ideas, and the latter were comical monster creatures drawn by Ken Reid based on sketches submitted by the young readers.

From SHIVER AND SHAKE dated 8th September, 1973 (No. 27)
From SHIVER AND SHAKE dated 23rd February, 1974 (No. 51)

1 comment:

  1. You are finding some real gems love the last one by Mike Lacey on Creepy Creations..