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.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
CONFUSION WITH THE CHRISTMAS TREE
|That's my three-year-old self at a New Year's|
party in the kindergarten some 40+ years ago.
There was this cute little rhyme that every boy and girl of my generation knew and still knows by heart. Here is my English translation (a word-by-word one but you’ll have to trust me that it does sound sweet in Lithuanian): Branchy fir-tree / Green fir-tree / Shaggy bear visits her in the woods / Woodpeckers pecker at her slender trunk / Pupils dress her on New Year’s eve. Not a word about Christmas, see?
Thursday, December 27, 2012
FACEACHE CHRISTMASES: PART THREE
A little behind the schedule due to the various Christmas functions, etc., here is the last part of the Faceache Christmases series.
As the 80s progressed, Mr. Reid developed a new style that I find quite appealing in its own way, especially if not viewed in the context of his work of the 6os and 70s. I therefore completely understand the fans who like the later version of Faceache too. The last Christmas episode from 1986 serves as a nice example to illustrate the point.
Below is the chronological sequence of Faceache Christmas episodes from 1979 till 1986: