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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 Sweeny Toddler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweeny Toddler. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SWEENY TODDLER AS GUEST STAR IN WHIZZER AND CHIPS IN 1973 and 1974



Stephen Archer who is a regular reader of this blog sent me a list of characters from other IPC comic that appeared in the ‘Guest Star’ feature in WHIZZER AND CHIPS in 1972 - 1974. 

As it turns out, Sweeny Toddler, then still a SHIVER & SHAKE star, popped in as many as four times - once in 1973 and three times in 1974! 

I have three of those issues, and I am happy to share the pages here. I’d be curious to see the episode which appeared in WHIZZER AND CHIPS cover-dated the 1st of June, 1974 – the only issue of the four that I don’t have.

For some reason I doubt if the episodes will be included in the forthcoming Sweeny Toddler album by Rebellion... 

I believe the first two were drawn by Tom Paterson, imitating Leo Baxendale’s and Stan McMurtry’s styles, while the one at the bottom is by the ever-excellent Frank McDiarmid. 

Apologies for the image quality – my comics are in bound volumes and are impossible to scan so I photographed them with my phone…

Enjoy!




Saturday, December 31, 2016

THE CHRISTMASES OF SWEENY TODDLER – PART FIVE



A little bit behind schedule, here are the first X-mas episodes of Sweeny Toddler in Whizzer and Chips after it absorbed Whoopee!  

Happy New Year everybody, hope to see you in 2017!

 

 


Saturday, December 24, 2016

THE CHRISTMASES OF SWEENY TODDLER – PART FOUR



The X-mas of 1984 was WHOOPEE!’s last but Tom Paterson delivered a real gem this time. I couldn’t resist cropping it into separate panels:




Tuesday, December 20, 2016

THE CHRISTMASES OF SWEENY TODDLER – PART THREE




Below are the next four Christmassy episodes of Sweeny Toddler from WHOOPEE! period, years 1980 to 1983. The one from 1983 is a black and white reprint of the story that first appeared in 1977, in full colour. Scroll down two posts for the much nicer colour version and be sure to come back soon for the absolutely brilliant two-pager from WHOOPEE’s last X-mas issue. The panel at the top of this post is a taste :) ....





Wednesday, December 14, 2016

THE CHRISTMASES OF SWEENY TODDLER – PART TWO



Terwhang! – here comes part two of Sweeny Toddler’s Christmases from the X-mas issues of Whoopee! published in 1978 and 1979. Both covers are by Robert Nixon, and they are the only two examples of Mr. Nixon drawing Sweeny. I wouldn’t be so confident crediting Robert Nixon with the second cover but initials “R N” beneath the sock confirm it was him.  Inside pages are by Tom Paterson (as if you needed me pointing this out to you :) )… Enjoy!