Cartoonist Terry Bave remembers the crazy days of British humour comics

Cartoons and Comic Strips by Terry Bave

(with thanks to Lew Stringer): Terry Bave, artist of numerous comic strips in British humour comics from the late 1960s to the 2000s, has published his autobiography, Cartoons and Comic Strips

Terry was at the heart of English cartooning and had a long, successful career as an artist working on children’s comics, such as Whizzer and Chips, Cor!!, Buster, Whoopee, Dandy and Beano. From the heyday of the 1960s and 70s, Terry saw the rise, and eventual decline, of creative cartooning for children’s comics. 

Working with his wife Shiela, he created new characters, developed old ones and produced a legacy of a huge body of work focused, always, on children. Living retired in Devon, his fertile imagination and still inventive pen have produced a book full of warm, funny and historical reminiscences, edited and published with the assistance of his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Bave.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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