Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Mike Western's brilliant full page covers for Valiant

I bought this just for the cover alone...also the car drivers did survive as the train bounced it back on the bridge because of the speed it was going at!! What a cover!

I know this is also a true story...I do love Mike's large dramatic picture covers best..
There's lots of gems on ebay.co.uk and of course to buy. Will be getting more shortly..

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Let me draw your pets for Christmas...my pencil is ready..

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If you live outside of Surrey then I need to add an extra £5 for postage and packaging.
Outside UK I would do a registered post to make sure its signed for £15 for p&p.
Also I can do colour painting of your pets like the horse above. I do this for £60.

I'm working on two commissions at the moment. But love to do more...they would make a great Christmas present for someone. :0)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mickey Mouse Weekly UK with wonderful painted large covers!!

Issue #1 - 08/02/1936

http://www.thechildrenspicturecompany.c ... ouse/page1


I've found these examples..I like the bonfire one..poor Goofy..:)

The artists name in the international book of comics by Denis Gifford page 52 is
Wilfred Haughton painted the covers..


Haughton drew his final Mickey Mouse Weekly cover in 1940 (for Weekly 229)

Basil Reynolds took over who was also great at drawing the covers..he also drew in the comic Skit, Skat and the Captain..

Wilfred refused to update the look of Mickey from barnyard look to the clothed Mickey..so Basil took over..



more Basil Reynolds...

what great covers they were very eye catching and also printed large and colourful..

Mickey Mouse weekly was one of the influences of the creation of The Dandy in 1937..

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Image from Phil's link.the artwork is still brilliant...not Basil now..
Wonder if this artwork was used in America or just for the British and European market..

Image Heres a very British theme...so must have been for our country only

Image Union flag..

Image Bonfire night Nov 4th issue for Nov 5th..

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Xray specs which I remember even today.and.scared me when I read this at 8 years old..

9th October 1982 Buster and Jackpot

I had a thing about skeletons which I found very scary when I was young. Dad bought me a plastic skeleton to hang up in my window to get me used to them. So this Xray specs story really got to my imagination..
It may look tame now and its not like the horror in Power comics of the 60's..
Sometimes though a strip can catch you off guard and give you nightmares..
Still find skeletons creepy...

seem to remember seeing a film of the man with xray eyes..having Ray's problem..

Monday, 8 October 2012

UPDATE Ken Reid- Faceache's Dad!

 Post subject: Re: Ken Reid's 70's comic work
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The episode that explains how Faceache found himself at Belmonte appeared in Buster and Monster Fun with the cover date of Jan 14th, 1978. Faceache has a diabolical dream about a headmaster welcoming him at his ghastly establishment. Next morning he’s woken up by Dad who has won £ 75,000 in the pools. At last they can go on that World cruise Dad has always dreamed about. Faceache is delighted because now they can live permanently in a posh hotel. Dad realises that because of Faceache’s scrunging hobby they’ll get kicked out of hotels all over the Globe. He announces that Faceache’s future home will be Belmonte. Faceache thinks it is the name of a posh hotel. Instead, Dad takes him to the Belmonte School for Uncontrollable Young Whelps. Dad is off on that World cruise, leaving Faceache in the iron hands of Mr. Albert Thrashbottom, the Headmaster who makes his first appearance in that same issue. Mr. Snipe joined the lineup a week later in Buster and Monster Fun dated Jan 21st, 1978.

However, this wasn’t the last last time that the readers saw Faceache’s Dad: he was shown just one more time on board a luxury liner as it sailed past Mr. Thrashbottom drifting helplessly mid-ocean in his boat after having transported Faceache and Mr. Snipe to Bleak Rock Island for a one-boy survival course. Dad’s last appearance was inBuster and Monster Fun dated February 11, 1978.
Check out my blog about comics from other peoples' childhood: http://kazoop.blogspot.com 
Thanks for explaining what happens to the father and how Faceache ends up at a boarding school!

Buster and Jet 26th January 1974

Buster and Jet 29th Dec 1973

Faceache's Dad had to put up with being unemployed But also his scrunging Son. But I'll add Faceache had to put up with his angry mood swinging Dad! Quite a dark relationship! Almost Dickens type characters..

Buster 12th September 1981     
I thought this was very sad...But maybe Snide in a way has become his replacement father!!!!!
Also what happened to the mum!?