Wednesday 27 November 2013

Happy Days comic Fireworks fun and Christmas cover by legend Roy Wilson..

 A great book by Denis Grifford 100 years of comics...lots of great comic covers from 1870-1970. Bought in Oxfam this week for £3.99..;0)
I love Roy Wilson's work and these gems are the right season to show here well inbetween...wonder if the elephant driving the catherine wheel car inspired Korky the cat in the 60's when he did it for the Dandy fireworks issue..

Love the way the cover is wrapped around another picture running along the side...
These covers are a feast for the eyes...

Sunday 10 November 2013

The Dandy and The Beano 1937-1969 Classic Christmas comic covers..

Phil has worked hard to get this off the ground and its brilliant!
Whats nice there are lots of early covers as there were two Christmas covers in the early glad he included both.. 

Heres my actual copy of this issue...

 I like The Beano covers has they often included the other Beano characters for the cover..
Its a lovely book and so glad DC Thomson has given permisssion for this.
                    It is very well made and has a dust cover and is printed on good matt paper..
I'm so glad the orders for this book are going well...lets hope it leads to other books..
Firworks comic covers...complete Jonah..Banana Bunch poster pages by Leo Baxendale...Black Bob..etc..

Get yours for just over £20 postage is reduced the more books you buy.

It will be the perfect gift this Christmas...

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Brains is dead!! Thunderbirds the comic collection

I've read up to page 104 now and this story stood out!
It was quite shocking seeing The Hood brainwash Brain and then using the info to blow up Tracy Island and the thunderbird ships. It went into some very dark areas and this story must of got children talking in the playground.
It shows that a comicstrip can go further than the tv series.

Leo Baxendale's Cap'n Hand The Beezer 9th Aug 1958

Leo wasn't the normal artist for this strip even David Law drew a few at the start..George Drysdale drew most of them..

Those polar bears remind me of the bears in Little Plum Leo did...

I love the colouring used!