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Friday, 17 April 2015
FABULOUS FLASHBACK - THE DANDY #2000 (INCLUDING THE VERY FIRST DESPERATE DAN STRIP)...
Do you remember when The DANDY was good - before
the awful abomination it became in the last few years of its exist-
ence? Can you recall when well-drawn comic strips were the norm
and not the exception, and the artwork was clear and didn't induce a
headache while trying to discern what you were looking at? When the
lettering was legible and not an ugly scrawl that made your eyes hurt?
Then you'd have loved the 2000th issue that hit the shops in 1980,
and which was typical of the high-standard to which the pe-
riodical was produced week after week for many years.
And now, thanks to a generous benefactor who gave me the
issue today, you can now peruse perfect examples of strip art at
its finest, when The Dandy was still a name to be reckoned with in
the days when Britain had a comics industry to speak of; before the
title became a shadow of itself that drove readers away in their many
thousands and those responsible for hastening its demise denied any
culpability and behaved like prima-donnas who deserved saint-
hood rather than the blame which was so rightly theirs.
Of course, we're all trying to forget that dreadful period
of the comic's history - some folk for different reasons than
others. So enjoy these humorous, well-drawn pages from a time
when talented and experienced cartoonists who knew what they
were doing regularly entertained their readers, and The Dandy
was held in high esteem by kids and parents alike.
Posted by Kid at Friday, April 17, 2015