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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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Monday, February 18, 2019


In the beginning of 1974 Ken Reid’s weekly output would have normally been 4 pages. However, there are only 2 pages in IPC comics cover-dated March 30th 1974 – a Wanted Poster in Whoopee! and a page of Jimmy Jinks in Scorcher.

Under normal circumstances, the other two regular pages would have been Faceache in Buster, but the paper missed that week due to industrial action, and a Creepy Creation in Shiver and Shake, but poor health and family problems prevented Ken from drawing it for the issue with that date. 

Anyway, enjoy the pages from Whoopee! and Scorcher below:

The next four posts will cover the work of IPC's heavy duty drawing machines of the time...

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