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Sunday, 6 September 2015
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - THE FIRST THREE ISSUES OF BIMBO...
Three for the price of one this time around, folks. BIMBO ran
from 1961 until 1972 and was a nursery comic for the very young. It
contained strips drawn by DUDLEY D. WATKINS (TOM THUMB),
BILL RITCHIE (BABY CROCKETT) and BOB DEWAR (BIMBO).
Given that The BEANO's DENNIS The MENACE was named after
a song, it's natural to wonder whether Bimbo was likewise christened,
perhaps based on JIM REEVES' C&W track of the same name.
Back in the '60s, one of my neighbours, a fellow by the name of
ROBERT BAIRD, was nicknamed Binbo (Bimbo Baird - now that's
got a ring to it), but I don't know if he was named directly after the song
or the comic. One of the strips in the comic was OLD McDONALD's
FARM, and I recall thumbing through an issue in an old wooden news-
agent's kiosk back in '66 while holidaying in KINGHORN, and seeing
this strip. I always remembered the line "Old McDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O - and on that farm he had some ducks - read about
them below!" What a memory, eh?
Anyway, that's of no interest to you, I'm sure, so
enjoy the covers of the first three issues of Bimbo.
And here's a pic of Bimbo Baird from a
1970-'71 School Friends photo album.
And here's a Bimbo badge...
Posted by Kid at Sunday, September 06, 2015