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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 Meanie McGenie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meanie McGenie. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Meanie McGenie was a funny little strip about a mean kilt-wearing highlander genie known by the name of Meanie McGenie. Like all genies, he lived in a magic oriental lamp and emerged from it when someone rubbed on it. What made Meanie McGenie different from his kind was that he hated being disturbed and would only grant one wish. Furthermore, Meanie McGenie annoyed his “customers” by always finding a cheap way to fulfil their wishes and thus lived up to his name. It is no surprise that the folks who found the lamp didn’t hesitate to toss it away for someone else to find (and get disappointed) in the next episode.

From MFC No. 70. Art by Mike Lacey

The modest 17-episode run of Meanie McGenie started in MFC No. 2. The strip then disappeared for nearly 6 months and was re-introduced in issue 27 but failed to keep a regular schedule and ended in issue 70. Here is the list of MFC issues where Meanie Mcgenie can be found: 2, 27, 28, 30-33, 35, 38, 40, 43, 47, 53, 59, 64 and 70. All the episodes were 1/2 page long.

From MFC No. 61. Art by Mike Lacey

12 episodes of Meanie McGenie were illustrated by Mike Lacey. Tom Williams drew the episodes in issues No. 38 and 43, and the sets in Nos. 40, 59 and 64 were by yet another artist whose name I don’t know. Here are examples of Tom Williams’ and the other artist’s work: