Saturday, 10 October 2015

KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS - PART THREE...



More TOM KERR artwork from 1969 & '70, in the form of
KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS, a strip used to advertise
a popular brand of shoes.  The ads appeared in various weekly comics for
boys, and probably other types of periodicals as well.  If you're around my
age (clue - radio carbon dating methods are required to determine just
how old I am), then this will whisk you back in time faster than you
can blink.  Six more episodes still to come in part four, chums!





8 comments:

B Smith said...

Hmm, bit odd how the farmer tears a strip off the Commandos for trespass, but that tyke and his kite have disappeared completely...

I recall reading these strips in the few issues of Buster that I had - I was pretty impressed by the way they managed to work in a plug for the shoes, without overdoing it.

Kid said...

I wonder whether the artist was paid by Clarks or the publishers, BS? The latter, I suspect.

Karina said...

Love seeing these comics (bit before my time, but I work with the Clarks point of sale artwork and haven't come across these before!!) - would love to know where you got the images from???

Kid said...

The images originally appeared in comics like Valiant, Smash, Look & Learn, etc., Karina. They were popular comics for kids back in the '60s & '70s, published by IPC Magazines.

Karina said...

AHHHH!! Thanks, Kid for that information.. much appreciated!!! :) :) :)
I'll look into getting in touch with them as we don't have much in the way of that advertising...

Kid said...

IPC don't produce comics anymore (and haven't done so since around 1987) and are unlikely to be able to help you. Just click on the images to enlarge them, click again for optimum size, then save them in a file. They were adverts paid for by Clarks, so you probably own the copyright anyway. Tom Kerr was the artist.

Karina said...

Happy New Year, Kid!!!

I was hoping to bother you again for some more info about IPC and Tom Kerr if that's possible, please??? However I can't seem to find a way to contact you.... ?
K

Kid said...

And a happy New Year to you, too. If you send me your contact details (which I won't publish), I'll get in touch. Alternately, you could just Google Search Tom Kerr and IPC.

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