Thursday, July 29, 2010

British newsprint fun. Have been spending far too much time poring over these cover galleries of British comics from the 60s and 70s. Girl's comics from this period are a real curiosity because, of course, no boy wouldn't be seen dead holding a copy of Bunty or Penelope. Now I'd love to read them.


Mister E said...

Martin Barker wrote some excellent studies on UK Girls' Comics, in his book Comics: Ideology, Power and The Critics. His main interest is in taking a second look at stereotypes, and I suppose that includes no boy wishing to be seen dead with a copy of Bunty or Jackie! Amazingly, you can find this on Google Books (at least a cut-down version of it). I recommend picking up a copy of the actual book if you ever find it.

John Bagnall said...

Have taken a look. Fascinating!