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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.

Copyright of all images and quotations used here is with their respective owners. Any such copyrighted material is used exclusively for educational purposes and will be removed at first notice. All other text copyright Irmantas P.

Showing posts with label The Dandy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Dandy. Show all posts

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Early this week I received my copies of The Dandy and The Beano - Classic Christmas Comic Covers 1937-1969 book from Phil Shrimpton. This super-nice volume has already been covered, praised and promoted on many other blogs and sites, and I am sure many of my readers have already bought themselves a copy, but since I happen to have a little something to do with the book (as indicated in the Credits section), I would like to urge you to order another one or two as a Christmas gift to your friends and family. Please, remember that the success of this book will determine whether we’ll see more of the kind in the future... 

Copies are available directly from Phil_comics HERE, or eBay HERE

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Let's have some firework fun with Ken Reid's Ali Ha-Ha and the 40 Thieves from the Dandy of the early 60s.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Now that I have your attention with an unlikely headline, I would like to share an interesting find from a joblot of Dandy comics that I won on eBay a few weeks ago. 

Who could deny that sporting this nice cover in the Summer of 1975 was not an attempt by DC Thomson to benefit from the theme of the then successful strip (Scream Inn) in a rival publisher’s comic (Whoopee and Shiver & Shake)?