Friday, 7 August 2015
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - TV CENTURY 21 1965 SUMMER EXTRA...
Don't ask me what went wrong with the cover of TV CENTURY 21 SUMMER EXTRA, released back in the summer (natch) of 1965. (Or should that be 2065?) Why, what's wrong with it you might be asking. 'Make your own GARTOON characters' says the cover blurb. Got it? 'GARTOONS', not 'CARTOONS'.
There are at least three possible explanations, so let's speculate for a moment. It's just a mistake is the most obvious one, but let's stretch it out for a bit, because I need to fill space and, when it comes to what I write, I'm my own biggest fan. (No surprise there then, eh?)
The cartoonist's name is 'Garfield', or 'Gartshore', or something beginning with 'Gar', so it's intended simply as a pun. Not convinced? Nah, neither am I. How about this? The designer had run out of the letter 'C' in his LETRASET rub-down transfers - used a 'G', intending to turn it into a 'C' - and then got distracted or just forgot.
Right, that's all I can think of, but if you've got a better idea, impress your fellow Criv-ites with it in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Friday, August 07, 2015