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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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Friday, April 12, 2013


With Scream Inn covered in detail and out of the way, let us now turn to page 8 of Shiver and Shake No. 1 and take a look at Biddy’s Beastly Bloomers. The one-pager illustrated by Sid Burgon depicted adventures of a little girl Biddy and three odd-looking carnivorous flowers that planted themselves in the garden and were at the root of all the trouble to come. The cunning food-grabbing plants were on a permanent grub alert, ready to munch and chop any food they could get at, be it sausages, bacon, sweets or fruit. Biddy’s working-class Dad quickly came to dislike them and plotted different schemes to get rid of the creepy creepers but always ended up in trouble.

Biddy’s Beastly Bloomers had a very short run in SHIVER AND SHAKE issues 1 to 19 and was part of SHIVER section where the feature appeared on page 8. The total number of episodes came to 17 because it didn’t appear in issues 7 and 11.

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