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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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Showing posts with label Chalky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chalky. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Chalky was another long-running IPC strip that originated in COR!! It was about a little boy who drew things with his chalks. The concept was so simple that there is little to comment here. Simple or not, it must have been a big hit among readers: it ran in COR!! from 24th July, 1971 until 15th June, 1974 (issue Nos. 60 – 211) and then continued in Buster for more than two decades! 

The regular Chalky artist in COR!! was Arthur Martin but it is interesting to note that the first two sets were by different illustrators: the first one was by Terry Bave and the second – by Les Barton.

The first episode from COR!! dated 24th July, 1971 (No. 60), illustrated by Terry Bave
The second episode from COR!! dated 31st July, 1971 (No. 61), illustrated by Les Barton
From COR!! dated 14th August, 1971 (No. 63), an early episode by Arthur Martin