Wednesday, 13 November 2013
DENIS GIFFORD'S ALLY SLOPER #1...
Having shown you the DUDLEY D. WATKINS page from ALLY
SLOPER #1, I thought I might as well show you some of the rest of the
ish, including artwork by FRANK BELLAMY and HUNT EMERSON.
The mag was the brainchild of the late DENIS GIFFORD, collector and
comics historian, and creator of LOOKS FAMILIAR, a well-known TV
show of the '70s. (There was also a radio version of the programme
called SOUNDS FAMILIAR.)
Denis was a cartoonist himself, THE DANDY's PANSY POTTER
being one of various strips he drew at the start of his career, and also
STEADFAST McSTAUNCH for KNOCKOUT and, later, WHIZZER
& CHIPS. (Same name, but the character was a dog in the former
comic and a human in the latter.)
It's somewhat ironic that this issue featured not only Watkin's
first strip, but also Bellamy's last. Sadly, the mag only survived for
four issues, but if you'd like to see some pages from the other three, be
sure to let me know in the comments section. I've recently removed the
anonymous option, but don't let that deter you from seeing your name
in 'print', even if you don't get a £1 or a t-shirt for being published.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, November 13, 2013