Monday, 4 July 2016

BUSTER ARTIST PASSES AWAY...



I've just learned from STEVE HOLLAND's blog that
cartoonist ANGEL NADAL QUIRCH passed away on
June 26th.  For a detailed account of the man and his work,
click this link.  Meantime, here's a post from a couple of
years ago featuring some of Nadal's original artwork.

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BUSTER had several good artists in his time, but possibly the
best remembered (to those of a certain age) is ANGEL NADAL,
who drew the strip from 1962 to '74.  This particular page is from
an issue dated October 29th, but unfortunately I don't know what
year, as it's not noted on the back and I don't have the published
comic in my collection to refer to.

If anyone happens to know the year of publication, or can sup-
ply a scan of the printed strip, feel free to say so in the comments
section.  Luckily, when I get around to showing my other Buster
artwork (a two-pager), I'll be able to show you the actual printed
pages.  No, don't thank me - it's all part of the 'job'!













UPDATE:  Thanks to PHILIP CRAWLEY for
alerting me to where I could find an image of the published
page, which I've 'borrowed' to show here.  Be sure to visit
www.bustercomic.co.uk to see more great pictures
and learn all about the history of BUSTER.

10 comments:

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

Simply put Angel was a cartooning legend I loved his art and only found out his name a few years ago either on here or on "Blimey" - strangely I was just talking about his work a few weeks ago (I don't have many pals that are into comics to talk to about artists so it was a rare event) - the character of "Buster" will for me always be the Angel version.

Kid said...

Och, it would've been here you found out his name, PM, for sure. (I'll nab any credit that's not nailed down.) Now wash your mouth out with soap and water for mentioning that other place. For me, Angel was '60s, early '70s Buster, and Reg Parlett was '70s & '80s Buster.

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

Lol I stopped reading Buster about 1972 (being a US comic book fan by then) only picking up the odd issue now and then - saying that Reg Parlett was another legend and he never failed to deliver the goods over so many years and so many strips - Nice original art

Kid said...

Yes, it IS nice original art - and it's MINE! (Hee hee!) That reminds me, I've got another two Buster pages by Angel which I've yet to show on the blog.

Phil S said...

Nice pick up Kid! Looking back there's one big difference between British comics and American. British comics ( not the war comics) were for kids and were funny. Superhero comics may have started for kids but became more aimed at young adults and now I'm sorry to say for middle aged men.
UK fans have the ability to enjoy American comics as well the Desperate Dan and Frank Hampson.

Kid said...

Yes, and the U.K. Dennis the Menace is funnier than the U.S. one. (That should stir things up, eh?)

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

Couldn't agree more that the UK "Dennis the Menace" was funnier than the US one( especially in the early days), Wasn't the US "Dennis" just a one panel gag (although I also recall reading a Gold Key comic strip of the US version as a kid).

I wonder why the 10 shilling note was "whited-outed" (if that's the word they use)

Kid said...

I'd guess that it either had a comedy picture of the Queen on it, which the editor may have thought would be considered disrespectful, or it was a higher denomination note, which didn't match the speech balloon, PM. Or perhaps Nadal drew a foreign note.

Phil S said...

Hank Ketcham's Dennis was a kid being a kid while Dennis and Gnasher were really naughty and subsequently a lot funnier.

And look, Kid owns the strip with a Guy in it. Remember I asked if anyone still asks for pennies for the Guy? And if they get thrown on bonfires any more? Does anyone see Guys these days?

Kid said...

Don't think I've seen a Guy in years, but I suspect it still happens somewhere, Phil. It's probably a £1 for the Guy now 'though.)

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