Sunday 29 January 2012

Bob McGrath's DC Thomson comic work through the years..

a kind of three bears but with pigs!! From early Nutty 29th March 1980

qute a gruesome strip bullying at its extreme...though it is nicely over the top..

Nutty 3rd October 1981 some nice silhouettes in this one..

A kind of Ginger from Beezer character..

Andy thinks this one isn't Bob it is from Beezer and Topper 13th october 1990..

This is Bob..from Beezer book 1969..some nice angles in this one..and colour work..

more to add.........

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Bob McGrath's last ever The Three Bears..

Beano 21st Sept 1985 the last one by Bob..
This was not good news to me as a kid..Simply Smiffy didn't work for me that replaced it..and the strip didn't last long so other kids must of not liked it..I didn't want the comic to be just about Dennis the Menace and the Bash street kids..

Bob stopped drawing Ginger in The Beezer in the 80' he must of retired...
I like his work even more now..just look at how 3D the characters are...with weight..and great emotions..I would love to be able to draw in this solid cartoons come out flat:) Every panel is also different and varied..

One thing about The Three Bears was the detail made it tricky to read when it was on the inside last page..the paper was too it was better inside the comic..

Well worth looking at Bob's work again..I recommend it..

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Cracker comic's Mad adverts and The Dandy's Madvertisement

The Dandy 29th October 2011 by Steve Munro..really enjoying these ads and often very funny..these ads are based on todays adverts..and a little retro from the 80's..

Ken Harrison is the artist..

Cracker comic number 1 had a fun Mad advert on the back page...not quite as topical But good fun..
these ads remind me more of the 50's Mad comic!!