the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
Lad was a cheeky rascal who spent all his time skulking
around studio and location shoots, attempting
to get his
toothy face in on film and photographic commercials
adverts. You could say he was attempting the ultimate
of product-placement - namely, himself. We were supposed
to chuckle at the antics of this "lovable rogue",
he irritated most folks to death - especially when
think of how much valuable set-up time and footage
was costing each production...
There really is no mistaking this for anything
but a 70s strip.
Look at the hair! And those collars! - Superb!
Sadly, Ad Lad was one of those unfortunate stars to
given the runaround by Fleetway HQ. He survived the
between Shiver & Shake and Whopee! in October
some time in 1975 he began to drop in and out of weekly
editions, almost on a whim. He was still
popping up into
September 1975, but I've yet to establish a proper
date. Did he make it into '76?
Ad Lad's annual run was also cut short. He appeared
the first four Whoopee! editions, but disappeared