welcome and enjoy!

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

Monday, April 29, 2013


The Fixer was an unsophisticated strip about a little boy who was always there to fix things for other people in exchange for a bag of sweets, or sometimes simply for the sport of it. Fixer’s cunning plots usually worked fine at first but then backfired leaving him in trouble and without sweets. The first episode and three later ones in issues 6, 7 and 9 were by Peter Davidson. Here’s a panel from issue 6, complete with the artist’s trademark pet in the foreground:

The vast majority of the episodes, however, were by another artist whose name I don’t know. Here are some examples:


The Fixer started in the first issue of SHIVER AND SHAKE. The b/w strip was part of SHAKE section and continued until issue 52, missing six weeks during its run (it was not included in issues 16, 20, 27, 30, 35, 44).

Towards the very end of the run a third illustrator appears to have taken over, but I don’t know his name either…  Here is the last episode: