Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ken Reid's Faceache at Belmonte School -late 70's part 3

Buster and Monster Fun 2nd July 1977  
Ken Reid is a great writer for Faceache.
This story above is quite strong stuff the way it seeps slowly over Faceache the bump on his head!!!
What a clever idea as well! Faceache really fitted in well when Buster and Monster Fun joined. Bringing other horror fun characters. You can see that Ken still drew two halves separately and large to get in all the fine detail. 

Buster 24th Nov 1979
 Faceache can scrunge 5 thousand times in different forms its revealed!!
Faceache leaves his father to start boarding school and meets some new regular characters the teacher and master (Thrashbottom and Snipe!) Caning in boarding schools still took place a long time after schools stopped! 
Faceache going to boarding school was a great idea and Snipe in particular is a great character its the big nose and chin!

Buster 22nd Sept 1979

Buster 29th Sept 1979
 At this time the stories were longer sometimes running into weeks..the two parter above is brilliant as it goes on and on and on...I don't have the next part...
Buster and Monster Fun 12th May 1979
  Heres Matron who looks like Snipe!! Maybe related! The last panel has Faceache going mad..Agh-h! That's done it I've gone! 

Ken Reid is like Segar's Popeye comic strip they both love drawing the strong emotions us humans have and can be very dark. We don't often see characters going really mad..very angry..doing bad things...good black humour in comics.

I will do a post on Faceache's Dad which I forgot to do in the first post. 

More on Faceache to come....its been great rereading my collection on this brilliant strip.

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