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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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Thursday, August 29, 2013


In his comment to my previous blogpost Peter Grey mentioned two more visits of the Bash Street Kids to THE BEANO offices. Both were reprints from old comics included in the DANDY/Beano Magic Moments book which unfortunately I haven’t got a copy of. Peter kindly sent me photos of the two sets and I checked my collection for the original comics where both stories first appeared but it turns out I haven’t got them either (Peter – the Sutherland set is definitely not from 1961, 1962, 1963 or 1964… It must have appeared later on, or maybe it was in an early Beano Holiday Special). Here is the cover of the book and photos of both reprints.

The search for the two episodes wasn’t in vain because I came across other two interesting sets about the making of comics. The first one comes from THE BEANO No. 1090 (year 1963). The Bash Street Kids visit THE BEANO printing works and cause a full-scale ecological disaster. It’s a lovely episode and even includes a colouring contest. Below is the image of the whole centrespread, followed by cropped panels for easier reading. I will include the other episode in my next blogpost. It is from a 1964 issue and shows how the class went into publishing business. Watch this space :)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you found two more gems...great fun to read and see..and a colouring picture for kids to do...But they all looking grumpy and sad is very unusual contest picture to colour..

    The book said on the Leo Baxendale page that a few years later they appeared again at the Beano office..so strange its not in those years you've looked in..