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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.

Copyright of all images and quotations used here is with their respective owners. Any such copyrighted material is used exclusively for educational purposes and will be removed at first notice. All other text copyright Irmantas P.

Friday, August 31, 2018


If you bought the Power Pack of Ken Reid, you may have already read the biography bit, and wondered why Part 2 only had one illustration while Part 1 had quite a few. 

There were two reasons – firstly, the page count of Frankie Stein and Jasper the Grasper in Vol. One was smaller than that of the three strips that went into Vol. Two, so the Frankie+Jasper book had a lot more space available for extra images. Secondly – the quality of the images that I had and would have wanted to include in Vol. 2 was rather poor and not suitable for print. It is, however, good enough for a blog post or two.

You may have read in the biography that Ken pitched quite a few ideas for new strips to Odhams, and Batcat was one of them. I believe the Batman spoof would have made a hilarious strip, but the publisher rejected Ken’s idea. It is described in detail in Vol. 2, and here are a few drawings that Ken enclosed with his letter to the editor. 

If you haven’t ordered your Power Pack, you can still do on the IndieGoGo page until the second week of September. If you prefer individual books, click on the banner on the right and go straight to my online store.

Monday, August 20, 2018


All orders for the POWER PACK have been shipped this morning, so if you supported my IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign and are in the UK or the EU, expect a courier calling at your door sometime in the end of this week or early next week. The last POWER PACKS going to the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada will be posted tomorrow, and the supporters in those countries will receive their copies in a couple of weeks from now (depending on how quick the post office is).

Individual books are now available on eBay and directly from my online KAZOOP COMICS SHOP

If you want the limited edition box set with free artwork prints, or individual books with the free prints, IndieGoGo is still the place to get them – I have updated the FEATURED PERK in the column on the right by indicating the number of slipcase copies still available. The offer will expire in the first days of September, or when the few remaining copies are sold – whichever happens first. CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CAMPAIGN PAGE!

I have lined up a series of Ken Reid posts to appear on this blog over the next few months, including one or two things that I wanted but wasn’t able to include in the biography part of the collection, and a long string of posts covering the serialized stories of Faceache in BUSTER (i.e. the stories that continued for two weeks or more)…

In the meantime, here’s an image of the pile of THE POWER PACKS before they were off to their new homes this morning:

Thursday, August 9, 2018


The POWER PACK OF KEN REID slipcases have arrived ahead of time and I am starting to prepare the orders for shipping.

Here are a couple of images of what a 100 Power Packs looks like, followed by a video of me showing the box set and leafing through both books.

The IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign is still live HERE, so if you still haven't pre-ordered your copy of the limited edition box set, now is the time because they are selling fast :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


As was the plan, I picked up the books from the printing house this afternoon and am very satisfied with quality. The printers have now started manufacturing the slipcases which should be ready in 4 weeks' time at the latest.

I will see if I can make a quick video of the books in the next day or two to show here. In the meantime, check out some photos below.

My crowdfunding campaign is still live and will remain active until the time when I receive the slipcases and am ready to fulfill the orders. The IndieGoGo campaign is the only place where you can still pre-order your box set with free artwork prints, or individual books with free artwork prints. Here is the link: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Saturday, July 7, 2018


The 35 funding days of my Ken Reid reprints campaign ended this weekend. It achieved 143 % of the goal, with a big boost in the last two days, so very happy about that. Thanks to all the fellow bloggers and Ken Reid fans who helped me to achieve that! The disbursement process has started, and the books are now in print, so I look forward to being able to show them here in less than two weeks’ time.

If you wanted to support the project but were too busy or forgot, please, note that it is still live and will remain open to all in INDEMAND mode, meaning you can still pre-order your slipcase set with free prints, or the individual books with free prints!

I intend to keep the IndieGoGo campaign open for another month from now until I receive the slipcases and am ready to ship the orders for THE POWER PACK. I know I mentioned this before, but I will say it again: after I close the campaign, the books will be available to buy online, but not as a limited edition box set, and without the free artwork prints. Pre-order your copy here while you can: THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID

Thursday, July 5, 2018


The Ken Reid reprints campaign ends tomorrow. It is nearly 130 per cent backed as of now, and I am still hoping for more :) 

I am grateful to all fellow Ken Reid fans and bloggers who have helped me spread the word – the campaign would have hardly reached its goal without the support.  

In an unlikely event if you’ve missed them, here are links to the recent posts by Lew Stringer on his Blimey! blog, and John Freeman on DownTheTubes.

Just to remind you - the limited slipcase editions with free artwork prints, and the individual books with free artwork prints will only be available to supporters of my IndieGoGo campaign!

Check it out here:  THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID