Thursday, 31 March 2011
My new animal art now ready to buy online.Meercat face....White horse running..Giraffe and Baby..Brown Horse and pony running..Two Donkeys
Now ready to buy as A3/A4 Mounted prints and cards
so you can buy prints and cards of these new designs..
Drawn a Kangaroo and Roo this week as well..
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Great news Spy (Rab Smith my internet friend..one day we will meet up!) has started a blog all about his super comic strip Baby Boomer which I've mentioned on here before..
It has a great 30's/40's New York feel..good gags..and very Betty boopish..now to catch up on the rest of the blog posts..
Any new posts will show up here on the left on my blog list..or become a follower yourself..
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Buster and Monster Fun 25th March 1978
Theres nothing like a old house full of secret passageways..and fighting off intruders like the olden days ..and I'm sure he finds treasure hidden away in the end and can restore the home to former glory..
The Buster website doesn't know the artists name...my guess its Mike Western?
Whoever did draw it..they did a great job...
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Desert Island Dick and Olly its amazing how these writers kept these Topper stars fresh for so many years..
The Mother looks very like Pop in a wig!! No wonder they had twins!
Here are two of the best and funniest comic strips by Tom from the Beezer...
Pop Dick and Harry not forgetting Towser!
and Colonal Blink, Aunty and Rover..
Great use of the large format...a great looking down shot in that last panel..
I love how the horse Pedro is a character in his own right in Figaro..Tom often used this device to good effect..
Al Change the last new character by Tom in the now smaller size Topper..a very interesting concept..done in the safety of a comic rather than real life!
Beano Book 1962 the inside book front and back covers..
The only time Tom drew for The Beano..
Heres where the pet which Tom is great at drawing took centre stage..
I love how he sometimes draws his characters talking to the reader..
See at comicsuk forum Rays great piece on Tom from The Comic Journal. thanks to Phoenix.
Also at the same post is some nice scans showing Tom putting his name and a likeness..wonder if he did have that kind of beard? thanks to Niblet!
Ray is and hopefully resuming later doing a post on the top 100 strips in Topper and Beezer showing which character had the most appearances...
Tom's work is well worth looking at again..it has a new perspective reading it as an adult..it really reached different ages his strip..
Thursday, 17 March 2011
David Parkins did a lovely bold style of Dennis and Gnasher..its a shame he couldn't draw more as he was very good..
A very early Dennis from The Beano book 1954
A nice one by David Sutherland..
This is the annual I bought at a jumble sell at Northmead middle school Stoughton Road Guildford...I was first in line and ran to the book section (I loved old comics even then)and got this gem...this is where I discovered David Law's Dennis...what a effect it had on me..Dennis was less happy for a start unless he was causing bother trouble...the art work was more darker..quickly drawn But full of life..
Gordon Bells take on Dennis...he also had a bit of Davy Law in his take on Dennis..
Nigel does a great Dennis in this era...it has lots of energy!!
I love this long tiger story which Tom drew each week..
A nice strong cover by Jim Hanson
A nice 80's Beano..
My era of Dennis when he didn't have teeth:)
Love David Sutherlands take on Dennis the Menace and I think the best artist to draw Gnasher..
I've changed my bear picture..after my Mum said what was wrong with it...which I agreed...here is the new changes I've made and it looks a lot better..
Monday, 14 March 2011
image from comicsuk forum
As said before in earlier posts see the label Comic Fun mastheads
The title panel can be a great way to do something new with the character making surreal..whacky..and unusual images. A very creative concept.
I also like the cartoony feel in the new strip..and it can get away with more extreem action and slapstick.
Buy the Beano and see what you've been missing..
Just a side note the new Dandy has got every strip with a title panel to play with with which is good news indeed..
Thursday, 10 March 2011
A nice back cover by Reg Parlett.also its in lovely painted colour..
originally from Eagle 60's comic..
Eric Roberts originally from 50's Knockout comic..
I like Phil-comics items he sells and he often shows some nice images as well..BID NOW..
you can see the other Buster summer specials..just wish they were a little bigger to see..so that is why its nice what Phil has shown..so thanks Phil..