Wednesday, 27 May 2015
WHO'S A LITTLE STAR THEN?
I'm not sure what I was doing buying nursery comics at the age
of 13, but I certainly bought the first three issues of LITTLE STAR
when the title hit newsagents' counters back in 1972 . I may even have
got more than that, but I simply can't remember. It was probably just
the collector's mentality in me that compelled my purchase of the first
issue at least, as I could seldom resist the allure of a new comic.
Anyway, I recently had the chance to obtain the first 25 issues,
plus #36, for an absolute song. In fact, the postage cost more than
the comics, so they were quite a steal. I haven't had much chance to
go through them yet, but any comic with artwork by TOM KERR
and BILL RITCHIE can't be all that bad.
Number 36 is a puzzler, because I'm sure I wasn't still buying
the comic that far into the run - but the free gift of a paintbox seems
familiar, so either I bought the issue specifically for the gift, or another
periodical also gave away a paintbox at some time or other. As I as-
sociate the gift with my previous house, and not the one I moved to in
June of that year (#36 came out in September), the latter scenario
is not altogether impossible.
(Unless, of course, I acquired the issue in the newsagent's shop
across from my old home - I still attended school in the area - and
the neighbourhood associations have coloured my memory.)
Anyway, I don't imagine there'll be much interest amongst
you Criv-ites (and Criv-kids) in such a periodical, but it makes
a nice change of pace I think, and there's a slim chance that some
younger members may recall it from their youth. Let me know
if you'd like to see some of the contents in a future post.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, May 27, 2015