Wednesday, December 01, 2010











Worldwide Weirdies. I've been enjoying coming across these scans of Ken Reid's full-page illustrations for Whoopee comic in the late 70's. £2 was the prize awarded to the imaginative tykes who sent in a winning title. Think my favourite here is 'Shiverpool Docks'...

6 comments:

TIW said...

Ah yes, he drew 'Faceache' in Buster!

John Bagnall said...

Its criminal that there isn't a decent book collection of his work. I think he was as good as Leo Baxendale!

bo said...

Whoa! Great pics John ...although I have no memory of him doing this stuff at all (which is odd seeing as I am most definitely of that "certain age")

A real Basil Wolverton / EC Comics thing going on there too, don'tcha think? Fab lettering too.

Novemberer said...

I'd forgotten all about these morbid "weirdies", thanks for jogging my failing memory...

vollsticks said...

In his recent (on-line) Comics Journal interview, John Ridgeway talks about re-colouring Ken Reid's "Fudge The Elf" wih a view to getting them re-published.
I recently bought a copy of "Don't Tread On My Rosaries"--amazing stuff! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that "we" have a British cartoonist who's work can favourably be compared to the great North American "alternative" cartoonists!

Respectfully,

Ant

John Bagnall said...

Thanks very much, Ant!