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Monday, 18 December 2017
WHIZZER & CHIPS FIRST CHRISTMAS ISSUE COVERS - PLUS BONUS...
I've shown these images before, but there's a couple of reasons why I'm repeating them. Firstly, it's the run-up to Christmas, and secondly, I own the original art to one of the interior pages. Namely, court jester STEADFAST McSTAUNCH (who used to be a dog in the original KNOCK-OUT, drawn by the same artist), who, along with HARRY'S HAUNTED HOUSE, GINGER'S TUM and ODDBALL, were my favourite strips in the comic. So enjoy looking back to 1969 (whether you were around at the time or not) and then savour the art of DENIS GIFFORD - panel-by-panel - of the last of Steadfast's continuing weekly adventures before he became a presenter of jokes and puzzles in the very next issue. I was disappointed to see his strip disappear at the time, and I'm surprised to be reminded that his quest lasted for only 11 issues. It seemed much longer than that to me back then, but when you're young, time seems to pass slower, doesn't it?
More Christmas images soon, Criv-ite chums.
Yeah, yeah, I know I've shown the following panels before as well, but that was a good while back. It doesn't hurt to remind you that this blog has occasionally featured some great stuff amongst the dross. Good ol' Steadfast - he was one of my childhood chums.
Posted by Kid at Monday, December 18, 2017