Friday, August 06, 2010

Ken Reid (1919-1987.) I think its fair to say Ken Reid was a genius of British comics. I grew up reading his pages in Beano, Dandy, Wham, Smash, Cor and later, Shiver and Shake. However I'm not sure how I missed out on his character Jasper McGrabb. Reid's Jasper strips were unusual in that they were set in Victorian England and Jasper himself was a rich miser who could hear the sound of a coin dropping from any distance. Shown here is a Jasper strip from Wham comic in the late 60s and for good measure I've included a classic Roger the Dodger story also drawn by Reid.

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