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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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Showing posts with label Shake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shake. Show all posts

Thursday, February 28, 2019


A look at the comics cover-dated 30th March, 1974 tells us IPC kept Mike Lacey very busy at the time. He drew at least 10 pages in COR!!, Shiver & Shake, Whizzer and Chips and Whoopee! Scared-Stiff Sam in Whoopee! is hands-down my favourite :) I believe Mike later used the drawing of Sam wearing his protective clothing in the last panel of that week's page 1 for a pull-out poster that came with one of the later issues of Whoopee!

There are 4 more pages in Shiver & Shake, Whizzer and Chips and Whoopee! that I believe are also by Mike, although the style is somewhat different. If they are indeed by him, Mike Lacey’s stats for that week were a whopping 14 pages, but even if they aren’t, 10 pages is still a very impressive number!

The next and final post in this series will cover the work of that week’s champion Robert Nixon!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


As it has already been mentioned here a few times, Shake the elephant was one of the two mascots of SHIVER AND SHAKE who appeared regularly on the front cover of the paper. Shiver also had his own strip in full colour on the front page of the mock pull-out comic named after him. The nice little strip illustrated by Mike Lacey depicted humorous episodes from the daily life of the chubby lovable character who often failed to realise how heavy he was and didn’t know his own strength.

Shake didn’t miss a single week but was temporarily reduced to half-a-page and rendered in b/w in issues 53 to 55 when colour pages were allocated to Frankie Stein mini pull-out booklet. Terry Bave stepped in for Mike Lacey on one occasion in issue No. 76. The feature survived merger with Whoopee! and continued there on a regular basis for nearly two years until the end of February 1976, initially as front page strip of the Shiver & Shake section, later simply as a regular WHOOPEE! strip.