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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 Sample Simon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sample Simon. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2013


Sample Simon was a strip that had one of the shortest runs in SHIVER AND SHAKE. As the title suggests, Simon was always eager to take free trial offers and try out free samples or goods he got on approval. Simon sampled Fixo glue, a 100-volume handyman’s encyclopedia, a parachute, an unbreakable tea set, Cleanso vanishing cream, Fizzo lemonade powder, Strongo strength potion, cement mixer, carpet shampoo, etc.

The strip ran in SHIVER AND SHAKE issues 1 to 21 and failed to appear in No. 17. The artwork was rather sketchy and unimpressive to my eye. I don’t know the artist’s name.