Monday 29 September 2008

Comicsuk Forum Interesting Posts..

Magic comic post-
See inside a Magic annual.

The Beano posts-
A post I've done on the wartime adverts in The Beano of the time.
Thanks to Phil-comics for images from ebay.
The Beano top 100...who has appeared the most in the 70 years of the comic.
Thanks to Kashgar. Who also does many of the other posts on here.
The Great flood of London post. Info on each story, drawn by David Sutherland.

The Dandy posts-
70 years of Desperate Dan
Albert Barnes Dandy editor
Our Gang by Dudley D Watkins
Dandy adventure stories
Danny Long legs by Dudley D Watkins
Korky the cat

Whizzer and Chips
Whizzer and Chip the first one.

No Buster Due To Industrial Action

I SPY--------- THE FIRST EPIC SERIAL by my internet friend Spy:)

The Beezer
The Beezer 1973
Iron Eater info
The Jellymen favourite post on comicuk forum.

Nipper artists

Monster Fun
Badtime Bedtime Books

Jag info

Comic artists posts
Norman Mansbridge (Fuss Pot) Punch comic work
Dudley Watkin's - Endings and new beginnings.
Charlie Grigg -Desperate Dan and saucy postcards:)
Leo Baxendale's Boys World thanks to Philcom55
More on Leo Baxendale- Cavekids..etc..working out which ones Leo drew...
Ron Smith picture strips list from Kashgar.
TOM WILLIAMS- Creature Teacher..Tiny Tycoon
Bill Ritchie thanks to Philcom55 for som great images..

Other comic topics-
Racism in comics
The artists pen.....when comic artists include themselves in there drawing.
Bunty story "The Flights of Flopear" and other unusual girl comic stories to see.
Wonderfully weird!!
Printing of The Beano

more to come...

Friday 26 September 2008

Creepy Creations by Ken Reid UPDATE

thanks John..

4th August 1973. One I recntly bought. Not many Creepy Creations missing now. I will do World wide Weirdies in the future...when I have time.

Thank to John Gilheany for the scan I'll add to the earlier post. The first one.

Thursday 25 September 2008

Bill Ritchies The Cat Street kids The New Hotspur
I can't remember if anybody ever responded to Peter's request for an example of Bill Ritchie's 'Cat Street Kids' from The New Hotspur, but on the principle that 'it's better late than never' here's a look at one from October 1960.

- Phil R.

Thanks Phil its great to finally see it.

Tuesday 16 September 2008

When a cartoon doesn't work...fix it!!

These two jokes I showed to lots of people.......many of them didn't get the joke!! Some did after a long time. So now I've had another go at trying to make the joke work more quickly and clearer.

A lot of people didn't realise that it was a empty Tomato plant walking back to the greenhouse. Also that he threw tomatoes at a terrible play. So I've added two remaining tomatoes to the plant...also a loose one on the grass to indicate they came off him. Hopefully the joke is now clearer.

For this one I was trying to show how there act for the talent scout was too easy, its just cans piled up. Just by adding the word Acrobats to his desk...showing what talent he is looking at will again make the joke work.

If you see people struggling with one of your cartoons...change it...make it clearer.

Friday 12 September 2008

Cartoon time

does this gag work.sat on this for a long I've drawn and coloured it up...feed back would be useful.

Great Phil that you can pop down to see me at the Woking craft fair. Its the building in the park next to the sports centre on the right. I'm a bit nervous. But once I relax I'll be cracking jokes and begging people to buy in know time..does this sells tactic work:)

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Cartoon time

I have a craft fair coming up at Woking sport centre Sunday 12th October.

I'll be selling my cartoon cards like the ones above for 1 pound 25p. Its the first time I've done a proper fair so hope I can break even on the cost of the stall (which costs 25 pounds). So I'll be working hard on my cartoons from now on. So expect to see lots here on the blog.
Aim to do at least six cartoons a week.
Some will be ones which I've spruced up which you've seen at my main website.
I'm having to recolour them as I saved the work as a JPEG and its all badly pixalated. So redoing them and saving as a TIFF. Annoying But sometimes you learn the hard way.

Thank Spy and Muffy for the nice comments...

Sunday 7 September 2008

Reg Parlett- The Lion street lot from Lion comic 60's

thanks spy from
A very good visual comic forum. Spy puts up daily many different pictures of many different comics...cartoonists...drawings...comic paintings..very worth joining the forum to see this. I also add many pictures. We've shown art which we've got scattered around the internet or our own collection. The latest on the forum highlighted -MC lachlan, Don 'Mad Magazine' Martin, Ziggy, Off the Marks, Buster comic 'GALAXUS' etc...

love these poster pages in busy and lots to see and smile at. Leo Baxendale also drew a few of these for Lion as well.

Friday 5 September 2008

Ken Reid's Wanted posters-Whoopee!! Thanks to John M for so many scans..

whoopee!! number 23. 10th August 1974.
There may be more after this date..please help with scans.

Whoopee!! number 1 1974.

Thanks to John M for six more Wanted Posters