Sunday, 3 May 2015
PART TWO OF KEN REID'S THE NERVS...
From SMASH! & POW! #138, cover-dated September
21st 1968, comes this two page strip of The NERVS, drawn by
the legendary KEN REID. I once owned the first page of this strip,
and was wise enough to make a copy of it before later parting with
it. When I dig it out, I'll feature it in one of my 'panel-by-panel'
posts, so that's something for you all to look forward to.
Incidentally, this may've been the first Nervs strip that Ken drew,
because if I recall correctly, the masthead was hand-drawn straight
onto the page. It would've been too much work to draw the same mast-
head every week, so obviously this one was the 'master' from which the
others were mechanically copied (PMT - Photo-Mechanical Transfer)
and then stuck onto the page. Ken would already have drawn several
of the strips before the first published one saw print, so they didn't
necessarily appear in the sequence that Ken drew them.
Anyway, in the meantime, have a few laughs on me.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, May 03, 2015