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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 Cyril Price. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cyril Price. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


SMASH! No. 3 (19th February, 1966) had as many as four strips with the footy theme! Plus a nice Bad Penny rugby set signed by Leo Baxendale, but this is a football post, so it doesn’t count :)

Percy's Pets was drawn by Cyril Price, Tellybugs by George Parlett, Charlie's Choice by Brian Lewis. Absence of Leo Baxendale’s signature in The Swots and the Blots set suggests it may be by one of his ghosters...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Tricky Dicky (not to be confused with the character in TOPPER of the late 70s) was a strip about a boy who could get out of anything. “When it comes to dodging, or dallying, this kid’s in a class of his own” – said the caption above the first episode in COR!! No. 1. Although the idea around which the character was developed wasn’t novel at all, readers probably found Dicky’s simple weekly tricks and dodges amusing: the strip managed a lengthy run of more than three years, ending on 29th September, 1973 (issue 174). 

From COR!! issues dated 3rd June, 1972 and 10th June, 1972 (Nos. 105 and 106)

Comparison of the early and the later episodes reveals a bad case of “reverse aging” of the main character – in the early episodes he looked like a boy in his early teens and got younger instead of older in the course of time. The artist was Cyril Price and his style also changed considerably during the run. Check out an early episode from issue No. 3 and the last one of the series side by side: