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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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Showing posts with label Creepy Creations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creepy Creations. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2019

WEEKLY OUTPUT - ROBERT NIXON, THE CHAMPION!



In the Spring of 1974 Rober Nixon was normally drawing 7 pages for COR!!, Shiver & Shake and Whoopee!, but the week when the comics with the cover date of March 30 1974 came out was special, firstly because he stepped in for Ken Reid contributing the Creepy Creation, and secondly because the issue of Shiver and Shake included an 8-page pull-out booklet of Frankie Stein, bringing Robert Nixon’s page count to 16 pages and making him that week’s champion. 

I won’t speculate if he drew all the pages in the space of a week – I don’t even know if a mere mortal would be capable of producing this quantity of quality art in such a short time, but all the pages were printed in the comics of the same week, and that’s a fact :)












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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MORE UNPUBLISHED CREEPY CREATIONS BY KEN REID


As promised, here are a few more of those unpublished drawings that Ken Reid made for the American chewing gum card manufacturer when he hoped to publish his series of monsters created from familiar objects in 1969 (see my intro for the Creepy Creations book by Rebellion). Scary, aren’t they?..




I have a few more of those but will save them for the complete biography of Ken Reid that I mentioned in my interviews last summer when I promoted my crowdfunding campaign for the Power Pack of Ken Reid. I still hope the bio will materialize at some point in the future.

Ken later used a few of those ideas in his series in Whoopee!:

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

KEN REID’S CREEPY CREATIONS REPRINT COLLECTION – MORE EXTRAS




I am sure most of you already have your copies of Rebellion’s Creepy Creations reprint collection. I received mine a while ago and I think it is a nice package. It’s great that the collection includes not just the pages from Shiver and Shake weeklies, but also all of the other ‘Creations’ printed in the annuals,  pull-out booklets and even those that Ken Reid drew for a competition in Buster a couple of years down the line. 


I really look forward to Vol 1 of the World-Wide Weirdies because in my opinion Creepy Creations was Ken’s warm-up exercise before really going to town with his next series in Whoopee! 

If you read my intro to the book, you may recall I mentioned Ken’s attempts to get a similar series published in the US. Ken drew quite a few detailed samples for the publisher. It would have been great if some of those could have been included in the book. Check out a couple of the drawings below, in colour. The image of the Monster of Molasses was supplied to me by Julius Howe who owns the original. 



If you think these are scary, wait till you see my next post in a few days’ time… 


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