Friday, 24 August 2012

UPDATE 75 years of The Dandy The first comic work by Tom Paterson!!! The Dangerous Dumplings..

This was printed in 11th Jan 2003 and has you can see the kid is holding a old Dandy with Korky the cat on the cover..which is from the early 70's.

UPDATE- Thanks to Andy this is drawn by Ken Harrison and the header which must of been drawn in 2003 is by Jimmy Glen. so these characters were tried out by Ken has well as Tom in the mid 70's. I've put up Tom's version above from the 75 year book of The Dandy.

In the Art and History of The Dandy book 75 years it mentions this strip (page 200) which was called The Dangerous Dumplings! and wow it was an amazing thing to learn. It was renamed for 2003 the Doyle family as it sounded like the BBC comedy The Royal Family and with new speech balloons.
Albert Barnes was working on a secret project to create a new comic with a new artist who was a school boy at the time Tom Paterson. What is so lovely about this story is how Albert was excited about this young chaps talent and wanted him to work for him as soon as he left school at 16. He even visited him and Albert never did that for an artist before.

Albert was dead right about Tom Paterson...what an amazing talent!!!!

He thought the reason Desperate Dan was so great was because of his chin hence why the whole family have large chins as well..Well the new comic never happened and Tom started working for the rival Fleetway in 1974 for Whoopee!! Of course Tom came back to work for the Dandy in the late 80's!

One of the great reads in the art and history book.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

75 years of The Dandy -Peter's pocket Grandpa Ron Spencer 1975.

Just love how he drew small and what a fine pen nib he used! 
He also used this technique in The Beano's for The Nibblers..,,very impressive.

Jack Edward Oliver also drew very small and his comic pages are drawn actual size.

Friday, 17 August 2012

The Dandy comic online from December the 4th on its 75th Birthday I hope with new material and hopefully with the great artist and writer Jamie Smart!!

 This is one of my favourites and must of been based on real life with his own art teacher. Jamie has my sense of humour..I love zany..silly fun humour.
I really hope DC Thomson will use his talents in some way...he is too good to go..
I'll miss the paper Dandy But really hoping the online Dandy will have new material as I'm sure with old..
But also with Jamie Smart as one of the crew. 
I read the Dandy in the early 80's..loving Bertie Buncle and his Chemical Uncle..Jack Silver..Korky the cat..Desperate Dan..its amazing how long The Dandy has on a postitive note 
WELL DONE The Dandy for making 75 years!!! An amazing achievement.. 
We will wait and see what happens when it becomes the Dandy online..the web comic..

I'm now drawing pets for just £30 send a photograph and I'll draw it on good quality paper A3 size. I can get up to two faces of pets on each email is

Saturday, 11 August 2012

75 years of The Dandy- Jack Prout's Super Sam

I love this angle and the way the trees frame the picture..the date couldn't fit in the corner in the black shadows..

Jack Prout was a lot better at the adventure strip with Black is unusual seeing cartooney mixed with good drawings...
The squirrel is done in a beautiful way...and the brick work on the house..

Its a shame the aliens still have slaves!! If only they were more like friends it might of worked better..its a bit cold..and unkind..
Also not much alien buisness seems to happen other than he has great not very interesting..

so not very Super..unlike Black Bob!!!!!!!!!!.

Friday, 10 August 2012

75 Years -The Dandy -Spunky and his Spider by Bill Holroyd

 In tribute to an amazing record breaking comic The Dandy and the brilliant new book..Buy now

 I'll be doing some posts on The Dandy.and focusing on some of the panels in large size. Some brilliant artists worked for The Dandy..and Bill is one of them..

The Dandy 1968

I love the different poses of the spider..also some great expressions on the crowds faces...each different..also the laughing chuckling Punch in the corner is a good contrast to the fright.
The crowd have life has some are running away already...its not just a load of faces with the same shock expression.

 Quite tricky to draw showing a spider run..also great the different running positions of the runners..a good low angle to show the spider better..and the tumbled out of the way children..
 I like the space on the panel Bill leaves...

This has to be my favourite panel..


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I'm a free-lance Pet Artist, Cartoonist and Big UK humour comic fan My main website If you would like me to draw your pet please email me at I use your photo and will draw it on High Quality The Langton watercolour A4 paper and using Faber Castell black pencil. Commissions in black and white I like to draw close ups of the pets face and body rather than drawing the whole pet. Postage and Packaging £5 It was be presented mounted. For other sizes or you want it in colour using acrylics please email me.

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