Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

Back when British comics had sales in the hundreds of thousands every week, they had a promotional budget to match, extending to retail promotions like this Wham! poster, offered to newsagents in the 1960s by its publisher, Odhams PressContinue reading Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

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WebFind: Typical Errors in English offers a guide to British Comics

Typical Errors in English is a web site and book,  a collection of English language mistakes (usually) made by students studying English as a second language, and even by the occasional native speaker – but author and cartoonist ​Roger Hartopp, who set up the site, is also a comics fan and has published a smashingContinue reading WebFind: Typical Errors in English offers a guide to British Comics

“Power Pack of Ken Reid” Frankie Stein prints offered as Christmas incentive to buyers

If you haven’t already bought the brilliant Power Pack of Ken Reid collections release earlier this year, then there’s a new incentive to tempt you – some cracking Frankie Stein prints! Published by Irmantas Povilaika, the man behind the Kazoop! blog, the two volume set is an official collection of cartoonist Ken Reid’s contributions to Odhams comics ofContinue reading “Power Pack of Ken Reid” Frankie Stein prints offered as Christmas incentive to buyers

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In Review: The Power Pack of Ken Reid (in a word – brilliant!)

Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback books. Those collections have now been printed, I’ve received advance copies – and they are everything I expected them to be, justContinue reading In Review: The Power Pack of Ken Reid (in a word – brilliant!)

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Publisher delight at Ken Reid crowdfunding collection success, last chance to back it today!

The crowdfunding campaign for The Power Pack of Ken Reid project – collecting some of the amazing humour strips created by the legendary British artist, Ken Reid, closes tomorrow (Friday). If you haven’t backed it yet then there’s still time to pre-ordering these incredible, limited edition collections of the best humour strips of the 1960s!Continue reading Publisher delight at Ken Reid crowdfunding collection success, last chance to back it today!