Tuesday, 28 April 2015
KEN REID'S LAST EVER FRANKIE STEIN...
Over on the KAZOOP!! blog, there's a couple of panels from KEN REID's last ever FRANKIE STEIN strip, drawn 17 years after his last page of the character in WHAM! back in 1967. The six page strip appeared in the MONSTER FUN Annual 1985 (issued in '84), and it's odd to think that many readers, more used to Frankie from his 1970s revival as drawn by ROBERT NIXON, may well have been disappointed by Ken's version and hankered after what they saw as the 'real' Frankie.
Sadly, Ken's art was no longer as vital and spontaneous as it had once been, so it's even possible that those brought up on his original incarnation may have thought the same thing. However, Ken Reid at his 'worst' is still better than many other artists at their best, so I thought it was worthwhile showing his final Frankie strip for anyone who may not have been aware of it before. In fact, the first I knew of it was when I read about it over on Kazoop!!, to whom I'm extremely grateful for supplying these scans. Thanks, Irmy!
And below is the captivating cover of the Annual itself...
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, April 28, 2015