Tuesday, 22 January 2019
FRANKIE, FRANKIE, WHEREFORE ART THOU, FRANKIE...?
You're looking at two pages of artwork that I once owned for many years. Before I parted with them, I had them professionally duplicated, actual size, at a printers in Glasgow. They're as close to the original art as it's possible to be, without actually being the original art. KEN REID generally drew each page in two halves, which were then joined together before publication in WHAM! comic back in the '60s.
I generously supplied high quality copies of them (as well as a half page of The NERVS, the first one to feature Ken's hand-drawn masthead for the strip) to a part-time publisher to help him sell two volumes of Ken Reid's ODHAMS PRESS work, on the understanding that I would receive prints of whatever was used in promoting the product. As yet, the four half-page Frankie prints are outstanding, so I'm hoping this gentle reminder will prompt him to fulfill his obligation to me for providing the pages to him in the first place.
You may be wondering why I want them if I already have the images in a larger size, but the answer is simple. "A promise made is a debt unpaid", and as I always pay my debts, I expect others to do the same with me. That's not too much to ask, is it? No, I didn't think so.
Great images, eh? Are you a Ken Reid fan? Fell free to wax lyrical as to why in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, January 22, 2019