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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 Peter Davidson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peter Davidson. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Moana Lisa was a strip about a bad-tempered girl who could always be trusted to find something to moan about. She moaned even about Shiver and Shake because there was nothing in it to moan about! The moaner and griper gave everyone around her a hard time so it’s not surprising she wasn’t exactly popular with other people. What I find a bit surprising is that the strip enjoyed such a long run from the first to the penultimate edition of the paper (missing issue Nos. 32, 53, 55, 63, 72, 73). Was Moana Lisa popular because readers of SHIVER AND SHAKE hated her so much that they liked to see her come off worst in the end every week?

The artist was Peter Davidson (except in issues 42, 44, 51 and 56 when someone else stepped in for him) who included his self-portrait in issue No. 62:

Initially the strip was on the back page of SHAKE section and had full-colour privileges. This lasted until Issue No. 34 except in issues 29-33 when Moana Lisa turned b/w and was moved to the inside of SHAKE for a while. After issue 34 the changes became permanent.