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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 Wally and Olly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wally and Olly. Show all posts

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Wally and Olly. The series was about the World’s brainiest owl Olly and the World’s dimmest mouse Wally. The cunning Olly plotted all kinds of violent schemes involving explosives, chemical substances, sharp cutlery, mallets, trap holes, catapults, you name it, so as to eat the silly mouse. The schemes always backfired on the wicked owl. A lot like Tom and Jerry stuff, only here the mouse was an ignorant nitwit. It was another short-lived feature that started in the first issue and was dropped by the end of the first year: the last episode appeared on 17th October, 1970 (issue No. 20).

First episode from COR!! issue No. 1

I don’t know who the illustrator was but it looks like it was the work of one of those artists to whom historians of British comics usually refer as ‘European’. This has always puzzled me a bit, because when I was in school my Geography teacher taught us that Britain was also part of Europe…