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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.

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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Saturday, August 31, 2013


As promised, here is another episode of the Bash Street Kids that deals with the subject of making comics. The class join the publishing industry by producing their own Bash Mag and nearly put the Beano out of business, so the Editor resorts to begging and bribery to persuade the Bash Street Kids to withdraw… The set is from THE BEANO No. 1160 (year 1964).


  1. Great stuff. You've surely given yourself a lot of work by breaking the pages down into the panel arrangement you've used, no? Well done.

  2. I'm glad you appreciate my effort. Actually, the exercise consisted of stitching two pages together and then cropping the episode into bits for reading conveience :)

  3. Great stuff! And in a way The Bash Street Kids did have their own magazine - with seven summer specials published between 1994 and 2002.