Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler

Sneak Peek: Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler, out in July!

There are few more influential creators in British comics than Leo Baxendale, and few more memorable characters than Sweeny Toddler, the demon baby, who surely positivity stole the show in the recent Cor!! & Buster Humour Special thanks to Tom Paterson, the artist also majorly associated with the character’s original run, still on sale in WHSmith and comic shops.

Available to pre-order now, the first complete collection of Baxendale’s baby-faced terror launches in July – his last mainstream work before he moved into self publishing.

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It’s surely the absolute must have all-ages book for the summer. It’s no exaggeration to call the late Leo Baxendale a genius and this collection proves why, from the anarchic chaos of his plots to the razor-sharp wit and gruesome grotesques, his work remains groundbreaking and hugely influential.

This great addition to The Treasury of British Comics reprints all of Leo’s “Sweeny Toddler” strips from the weekly humour comics Shiver and Shake and Whoopee! published way back in 1974/75.

Sweeny Toddler is a hilarious creation, and this new collection is a visual treat, offering comedic mayhem from cover to cover. Order it now!

Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler – originally serialised in Shiver & Shake cover dated 10th March 1973 – 5th October 1974, Whoopee! (Cover dated 23rd November 1974 -7th June 1975)

• CREATIVE TEAM: Leo Baxendale (six pages by unidentified “ghost” artists)
• RELEASE DATE: 25th July 2019
• PAPERBACK, 112 pages
• PRICE: £14.99 (UK)
• ISBN: 9781781087268
• DIAMOND: MAY191883

Available in print from: Treasury of British Comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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