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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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Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Not only were DC Thomson never big on comedy horror, they also rarely offered cut-outs or pull outs. However, two consecutive issues in 1976 (Nos. 1802 and 1803) did have cut outs, and not just some ordinary cut outs but monster-themed ones!

The 4-weeks’ competition began in issue 1800 dated 22nd May, 1976. At first the challenge was to dress up Korky but then they changed the theme for some reason and offered readers a possibility to assemble some funny monsters.

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  1. Interesting stuff, Irmy. I never had these comics, but by 1976, I'd grown out of cutting up similar type pages in other comics and I'm amazed by how readily I'd once done it as a matter of course. How many comics were mutilated beyond being collectable way back then, eh?

  2. Artwork looks like http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/David%20Gudgeon

    David Gudgeon

  3. A (slightly) similar competition was ran in 1990... All sorts of fun!

    1. It's good to see you back on blog-land :)