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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 Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Sunday, November 1, 2015

NOT COMICS-RELATED LATE HALLOWEEN POST



A decade or so ago I was into an American horror-rap band from Detroit Insane Clown Posse (a.k.a. ICP). They have a thing about Halloween and usually arrange special annual events in their home city. I have never been to one, but once upon a time I (accidentally) found myself in their show in Orlando, Florida, and it’s an experience I will hardly ever forget. Picture yourself in a mid-sized venue packed with face-painted fans, with hardcore horror rap lyrics blasting super-loud from a massive set of loudspeakers for two hours plus, with gallons upon gallons of ICP trademark cheap pop sprayed at the audience from special cannons and 2-liters of the same product flying at you from the stage…

Check out a fan-made video of one of their Halloween numbers. Mind, you, it contains  explicit lyrics. Comics-related service will resume soon :)



P.S. - Come to think of it, the post is not entirely unrelated to comics: ICP are marketing geniuses, and in 2000 – 2001 they serialised one of their albums The Pendulum as twelve CD singles, each polybagged with a 32-page comic featuring the band. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

HALLOWEEN IN SCOTLAND



With Halloween spirit in the air, let’s see how PLAYHOUR's Gulliver Guinea-Pig celebrated it in the company of some Scottish mice back in 1958. The story seems to suggest that in those days the English weren’t familiar with Hallowe’en quite as well as the folks up North, or at least didn’t celebrate it with the same eagerness as the Scots(mice)...  



Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



I’ll take a brake from SHIVER AND SHAKE, switch to some gloomy backgrounds and join countless other bloggers in celebrating Halloween with some horror-themed stuff. 

Those of you who are familiar with WHOOPEE! comic must have vivid memories of the monstrous World-Wide Weirdies drawn by Ken Reid from readers’ ideas. Many were funny and witty, quite a few were weird and spooky but some were outright scary, depressing and other-worldly. I bet they caused nightmares to many an innocent mind back in the day. Can you believe these images come from a children’s humour paper?  

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!