Friday 28 December 2012

75 Years of The Dandy Joe White and the seven dwarfs

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 Post subject: Re: Bill Holroyd - give him his dues.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:20 am 
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Thanks for the scans...
the stories are really the way it rolls on to next week..

What a gem it is..
Bill is of course great at slapstick...this is from The Dandy 1963-4
Thanks to Steve for the scans..I've only seen it in the Dandy annual...
Every character is different and unique...

Saturday 22 December 2012

75 years of The Dandy Christmas 1975 my thoughts on the online Dandy!

I wonder 

Jack Prout having fun drawing this quirky strip.

Poor Creep! erm hooray for Winker!!

Bully Beef has a weak point love!!
I wonder if the Korky cover had something else planned to pull Korky's cracker has there is a llot of space on the left?

Doing all these post on The Dandy may give the impression The Dandy has ended...But there's a very good version 
online at 

It is very well drawn and gone back to an old style. Desperate Dan, Bananaman, Brassneck and Mister X are all very good. though I enjoyed Jamie's Desperate Dan and was a nice change I think Jamie's work is much better for quirky strips like the Numbskulls. It is a shame the print version ended when this version online is so good and needs to be seen. Hopefully if enough people subscribe at £1.50 an issue it could come back in a print form in the future! 

Some ideas I would like the online Dandy to do...put all games in one section and not in the middle of the story as my old computer struggles to make them work. Also it would be fun if there was one old page from Dandy's past included. Another idea maybe there could be a print version to order online avoiding the shops. I suppose being a collector of comics I do prefer paper versions. With Tom Paterson coming out of retirement to work for the online Dandy later on I've been very impressed. Well done everyone!

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year

Thursday 20 December 2012

75 years of The Dandy- Whacko!

The Dandy 13th March 1971

This strip is so full of detail and period pieces..
 The beauty of this strip is its showing the past so it can get away with corporal punishment, a kid smoking a pipe and them running wild in extreme ways..
I like how each kid has a different costume and they look individual its all very worked out.
Drawing crowd scenes is tricky to do But Ron is brilliant at it..
Ron also drew the brilliant crowded Robin Hood's Schooldays strip later..

Monday 17 December 2012

75 years of The Dandy The Tricks of Screwy Driver

Heres a brilliant reprint which started in The new big Dandy with extra pages 13th March 1971.

I've really love Bill's work and been rereading my old Dandy just for his work.
Look at all the great action lots of running...good depth..which as a cartoonist myself i struggle with....its a real 3D world hes created.

I like the 50's radio...

Bill is great at the slapstick...George Martin is also great at this..
12/11/55 is when it started in The Dandy.
Its always nice when a new story has a origin..

Thursday 13 December 2012

75 years of The Dandy Desperate Dawg

The Dandy 6th October 1973

I remember as a kid I thought this strip was a bit of a cheek using Desperate Dan's title name...But it won me over and some nice George Martin art slapstick to enjoy.

It's funny seeing Desperate Dawg eating bones! in the second version he was less dog like...
what is nice about this strip is all the different type of dog face types used...

See this link below thanks to Digi for the heads up at comicsuk forum..

Lots of interesting news about scanning of comics...Tom Paterson coming out of retirement to draw for the digital Dandy...well worth a read..

Hopefully tonight I'll get my email from the Dandy sub so I can see Dandy number 1 online...

Thursday 6 December 2012

75 years of The Dandy Bully Beef and Chips do Star Wars ;0)

 Heres a gem by Jimmy Hughes...
Charles Griggs

I love the Dandy its so weird...wonderful...surreal and silly. This Korky one is just brilliant I had to show this as well. Roll up roll up win £10 to stay in a lion cage for one minute...and this is a good idea!!! Loved the ending lol..

Really pleased with this drawing I've done for a customer for £30. Its come out so well :0) I'm hoping they will let me use this for cards...

Let me draw your pet for £30 A3 size.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

The Dandy now online..

This l,ooks like a perfect character for Jamie...

A nice story by Nigel and great he got Paul McCartney on board. Nigel is great at drawing cartoon likeness of famous people.
A very moving last issue...I found Ken's Desperate Dan the saddest which was of course number 1 Dandy character. 

Once my email for subscribers comes through I'll be about to read the new Digital Dandy. Hope they hurry up...But you can read a sample at

Sunday 2 December 2012

75 Years of The Dandy the Domes John Geering

The Dandy 13th April 1985

This strip didn't quite work and was short lived. I think the alien characters look very weird with huge dome heads..

Friday 30 November 2012

Wednesday 28 November 2012

75 Years of The Dandy Tin Lizzie by Jack Prout

Bruce is doing a great tribute through the years of The Dandy and at last I can see for the first time Tin Lizzie in the Dandy the great Jack Prout (Black Bob artist.)

Follow link above to see more...

Tuesday 27 November 2012

75 years of The Dandy The Jocks and the Geordies

The Dandy 2nd August 1980

A strong strip which is unforgettable once seen. Though the Geordies sure wear tight socks and little caps!!

Jimmy Hughes the artist also drew Bully Beef and Chips another memorable strip.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Gordon Bell is great at facial expressions in his comic work

The Beano 4th Nov 1978

You don't need words to know what's going on in these pictures..

The variety he uses in one page is a good lesson to us all...
I'm good at doing expression in my own cartoons . I read as a kid Gordon Bell's comic work which really inspired me also the Mr Men :0) in how to do facial and body poses of many types.