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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 Original artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Original artwork. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2018

BOOM! - 100 PER CENT GOAL REACHED!





I am happy to announce that the campaign has now reached 100 per cent of its goal! The most recent supporter was the 17 year-old British Artist/Satirist Zoom Rockman, and this demonstrates that the appreciation of Ken’s work goes way beyond nostalgia!


There are still nearly three weeks to go, and the fact that the goal has now been reached does not mean that further contributions aren’t accepted! The Etherington brothers achieved 24 000 per cent with their recent Kickstarter project! :)

Remember that backers of the campaign will be the only ones who will be proud owners of the slipcase edition and the prints of original artwork – these perks won’t be available to the general public when the campaign ends and the books are printed!

Follow the link to go to the campaign page: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CROWDFUNDING NEWS UPDATE – NEARLY THERE!




The IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to print the official complete collection of Ken Reid’s Odhams work is now 92 per cent backed, and I am hoping for 100 per cent and more by the end of the week – with over three weeks still to go!


Here is the link, if you wish to support the campaign and pre-order your copy of the special edition in a slipcase with free prints of original artwork that will only be available to backers of the crowdfunder: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Time for the second half of Frankie Stein original artwork page from the collection of Julius Howe – thanks again for the images, Julius!


NB: Please, note that this is not the original artwork that will come with the books!










Thursday, June 7, 2018

CROWDFUNDING NEWS UPDATE – 75 PER CENT AND COUNTING!




The crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to print the official complete collection of Ken Reid’s Odhams work has been well received by fans. It is already more than 75 per cent backed – and there’s still a month to go! 


Thanks to all who contributed so far, and here’s the link for those who would like to join the fun: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID


To celebrate this achievement, here are some shots of Ken’s original Frankie Stein artwork – the top half of the page, followed by individual panels of the same. I will save the bottom half for later.


The image was kindly supplied by Julius Howe who owns the page and is one of the backers of the campaign, so special thank you to you, Julius!


NB: Please, note that this is not the original artwork that will come with the books!










Friday, January 5, 2018

GULLIVER GUINEA-PIG ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY GORDON HUTCHINGS



Here are some nice examples of Gulliver Guinea-Pig original artwork by Gordon Hutchings that I recently came across on eBay. I didn’t buy them, so the images are “borrowed” from the auction site.


They were first printed in PLAYHOUR in 1961. According to the auction description, the story was re-used in TEDDY BEAR’S PLAYTIME in the 1980s. It looks like the full page shown above was “constructed” from two episodes of the original tale. Here is how they appeared in PLAYHOUR:





Gulliver Guinea-Pig Saves Summer started in PLAYHOUR cover-dated 25 February, 1961 and ran for 6 weeks until Easter issue of 1 April, 1961. It was the second Gulliver story illustrated by Hutchings who took over from the original artist Philip Mendoza. Both did an excellent job on the strip. The quality of the artwork and the stories makes me want to do a detailed account of all Gulliver’s travels during the seven years of the strip’s existence (1958 – 1965)…