Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cheeky Weekly: An Ace Page Turner

Cheeky Weekly: An Ace Page Turner: Artwork by Ron Turner was seen in Cheeky Weekly's Archie's Angels , and in the Malice in Wonderland strip in the first Cheeky Summer...

the colouring looks great

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Peter Woolcock the good frog artist! Thanks to - Phil Rushton UPDATED

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If anything the Summer Specials tend to be rarer than the comics, so you're doing well to have that one Sue! Phil Clarke used to have loads of original art from Playhour and Jack & Jill but he generally tended to let it go quite cheaply at marts instead of putting it up on Ebay along with the more expensive pages from Lion, Valiant, Eagle, etc. Most collectors just weren't interested apparently. :shock:

Peter Woolcock certainly had some stiff opposition from the likes of Felstead, Mendoza, McNeill, Blasco, etc. on the nursery titles but I must admit that he's my favourite too. Here are a few more panels of his peerless version of Mr Toad taken from the original art:

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To my mind this kind of work requires the same level of comic timing as a top actor or comedian. And aren't those washes gorgeous?

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These images rank along any quality comics work of any genre--


 Post subject: Peter Woolcock: the Good Frog Artist.
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While original art by the likes of Frank Bellamy, Don Lawrence and Frank Hampson can fetch hundreds - if not thousands - of pounds, it's quite astonishing that classic pages from British nursery comics are still easy enough to acquire for single figure sums. This weekend, for example, I bought some lovely artwork by Peter Woolcock who was the quintessential 'Good Frog Artist' (in the same way that American fans famously used to call Carl Barks the 'Good Duck Artist'), and I simply couldn't resist showing some of it off here...

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...The amazing thing is that, after working in British comics from the 1950s right through to the 1980s, this Argentinean-born artist then went on to start a whole new career in Bermuda as a successful political cartoonist. For anyone who's interested he can be seen in this recent Youtube clip, talking about his illustrations for a new children's book - as well as making some fascinating observations about the comic artist's need to double as a part-time actor:



- Phil Rushton



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPY4bKDcRI


http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=4045
also see at the link..Peter Woolcock is my favourite funny animal artist bar none. Here's
 
"Wally, Sammy and Harry", the Goons recreated as a weasel, a stoat, and a hamster, from the 1961 Playhour Annual. As usual with Woolcock characters, a mad scheme is tackled with innocent enthusiasm.


Here are a couple of frames from one of Freddie's more aquatic escapades:

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Having picked up a load of frog artwork last week I stumbled across yet another stash today. Goodness knows where I'm going to put it all, but at less than £4 a page I really couldn't say no! :) 

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shall I change it then to Antonio Lupatelli..the snowman one at my blog..


It's hard to be sure (apparently Gordon Hutchings also drew some Freddie strips during this period). I think I'd hedge my bets by saying it was 'probably' by Lupatelli.

- Phil R

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

More horrors from Ken Reid..Brian Walker and Robert Nixon thanks to John M

Brian Walker poster..

Robert Nixon could also draw horror...in his own fun style..

 Now for some more Ken Reid gems thanks to john M again for these scans...







Sunday, 17 February 2013

Wacky Comics!: Ken Reid's Forgotten Masterpiece?

Wacky Comics!: Ken Reid's Forgotten Masterpiece?: Here's and interesting comic strip by the late Ken Reid , Gramp and Scamp - They're On The Tramp ! It is a story about a young lad named ...

a new one for me...see at the link..

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