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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 Willy Worry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Willy Worry. Show all posts

Friday, July 27, 2012


Willy Worry was a strip about a kid who always worried himself sick over nothing. Willy worried about all kinds of things and when he became worried about something, he’d start daydreaming and imagining the consequences of the idea or phrase that got him worried. In the opening episode Mum tells Dad (whose name is Bert) to tidy up the garden because if it carries growing wild, it’ll be like living in a jungle. The words trigger Willy’s worries and he imagines his family living in a jungle.

Willy’s worries began in COR!! issue dated 6th October, 1973 (No. 175) and continued regularly until the very last issue. After COR!! folded, Willy Worry found a new home in the pages of Whoopee! where the strip continued for as long as until the middle of 1978. Quite a large number of weekly episodes in COR!! were in full colour, besides Willy made one front cover appearance in the issue dated 28th January, 1974 (No. 191). The illustrator was David Jenner.

From COR!! issue dated 18th May, 1974 (No. 207)

From COR!! issue dated 25th May, 1974 (No. 208)