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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 Ugly covers gallery; Jackpot; Tammy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ugly covers gallery; Jackpot; Tammy. Show all posts

Thursday, April 21, 2016


While composing a recent post where I showed front pages of several landmark SPARKY numbers, I realized I’ve seen lots of beautiful covers of British comics but I’ve also come across a few that weren’t quite so excellent.

The examples that immediately came to mind were the covers of JACKPOT where attempts to draw realistic portraits resulted in these creepy caricatures of sinister-looking creatures:

Tammy also had a few. Take a look at this one; there is something seriously not right with the poor girl on the right, don’t you think?..

TAMMY had a series of covers drawn from readers’ ideas by one of the good artists but in this case the Editor was probably pressed for time and simply used the drawing sent by a reader:

I am sure there are many more and I will expand the gallery when I come across some. Do you recall any covers that you thought weren’t quite up to the standard?