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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 Mike's Magic Mould. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike's Magic Mould. Show all posts

Friday, May 25, 2012


Mike's Magic Mould was another extremely short-lived feature about a little lad Mike and his lump of magic modelling mould that could change its shape and size.  In part 2 of the article A Line in Chuckles in the Summer 1986 edition of GOLDEN FUN Terry Bave recalled that the idea was conceived by his wife Sheila but had never been taken beyond a simple sketch until Bob Paynter invited the Baves to create the necessary characters for COR!! They submitted the first scripts but having by then committed themselves to taking two other weekly strips in COR!! they reluctantly handed Mike’s Magic Mould over to another artist. I wonder who that artist was?

From COR!! issue dated 20th June, 1970 (No. 3)

Mike's Magic Mould started in the first issue of COR!! and mustered only 12 episodes. It bowed out on 26th September, 1970 (No. 17), having missed the following dates: 25th July 1970, 1st and 22nd August 1970, 5th and 19th September, 1970 (Nos. 8, 9, 12, 14, 16).