Thursday, 14 June 2012

UPDATE Black Bob the Dandy wonder dog- Poor Blind Bob.









Poor Blind Bob is a recent story I discovered for myself and thought it was really well written and great character extension for Bob the sheep dog. As he becomes very jealous and tries to get Dirk the rival sheep dog into trouble!! Which also causes actual danger for Dirk! So very out of character But it shows how much he wants to help his master despite a temporary blindness and Dirk having to herd the sheep while Bob rests. 
Also Jack Prout is brilliant at drawing weather of different types as shown above like fog, rain and snow.
 I love the difficult drawing of the thorny thicket brambles tangling up the sheep and  great drawing of horses. I wonder if Jack drew for pleasure for himself...it would be interesting to see..

.every panel is carefully done and individual. 

Heres Phil's thoughts and pictures..
 Post subject: Re: Which Black Bob stories or pictures do you like..
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:17 am 
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Bob also got the chance to act as a guide dog for his master's blind nephew in this story from the 1953 Black Bob Book.

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As a child of the 1950s and 60s I must admit that for me Jack Prout's meticulously realistic artwork holds a similar appeal to black & white British films of the same vintage. I get a real thrill from seeing all the old cars and steam trains and - best of all - the dimly-lit newsagents' shops crammed with long-forgotten treasures! And, of course, nobody was quite so adept at capturing the changing moods of the British countryside through the seasons, from the extremes of Summer and Winter to the dramatic fury of a thunderstorm.

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Incidentally it's interesting to note that this particular story was written before the advent of the National Health Service, when the only way in which one could hope to get access to essential eye surgery was by saving up the money yourself.

- Phil Rushton



 This is really epic!! From Dandy Book 1968.


http://toonworks.brucelaing.com/comicblog/2012/06/15/blackbob/
see a one off Black Bob story here..thanks Bruce..


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There are some fascinating biographical details about Jack Prout provided by his great nephew here:

http://www.davidprout.dsl.pipex.com/Joh ... kProut.htm

(There is also a marvelous photo of Jack and his father in the gallery section)

Bearing in mind that he was born in 1899 it's quite remarkable that, even after his official retirement, Jack continued to produce occasional artwork that was every bit as exquisitely detailed as anything he'd drawn.


Here, for example, are the opening frames of a two-page story from the 1974 Dandy Summer Special (in spite of their similar names Black Prince doesn't seem to have any other connection to Black Bob). As far as I know this brief outing marks the only appearance of the willful Shetland Pony and his high spirited canine friend - yet Jack imbues them with such engaging personalities that one could easily imagine the strip running for years.

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And here, from the following year's Dandy Summer Special, Jack shows that he's lost none of his skill at depicting the timeless world of Andrew Glenn and his faithful collie. As with all of his opening scenes it's impossible to see it without being instantly drawn into the narrative and wanting to read on...!

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- Phil Rushton


http://www.davidprout.dsl.pipex.com/JohnJamesJackProut.htm

Heres the link...now to read it..

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