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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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


As the 2012 Summer Olympics are slowly approaching the end, I will use today’s post to show several random strips and tick a few checkboxes in my checklist of Olympics sports that haven’t been illustrated so far in this sports-themed series. The sports in question include basketball, archery, wrestling, dressage and gymnastics. 

From Whoopee! and Shiver and Shake dated 22nd March, 1975
From The Beano No. 794 dated 5th October, 1957
From the Beano No. 787 dated 17th August, 1957
From Whoopee! dated 20th August, 1977

This BEANO cover was the closest illustration to synchronized swimming that I could find; admittedly, not close enough :) ...

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