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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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Friday, March 27, 2020
Thursday, April 11, 2019
|Announcement in WHOOPEE! issue No. 3|
He appeared in advertisements where he was frightened of WHOOPEE! being sold out and advised readers to reserve their weekly copies with their newsagent. The nervous Ninny made a couple of X-mas issue front-cover appearances, was seen in the crowd of WHOOPEE! characters greeting newcomers from sister comics in the announcements of “Funtastic News” about WHOOPEE! joining forces with SHIVER AND SHAKE in 1974 and CHEEKY WEEKLY in 1980, got his own 8-page mini pull-out book in WHOOPEE! cover-dated 11th November 1978:
... and the cut-out Xmas label in the issue cover-dated 15th December, 1979:
|Art by Les Barton|
|Art possibly by Frank McDiarmid|