Toonhound presents...
Fleetway St. - a guide to your favourite fun comic strips and stars!

 
 FRONT PAGE

  COMICS
  those Fleetway
  fun comics

  STRIPS
  star strips
  and characters

  ARTISTS
  
the folks behind
  the toons


  INTERVIEWS
  the artists speak!

  POSTER PARADE
   a gallery of
   pull-out stars



Toonhound.com

  cartoons,
  animation,
  comic strips and
  puppets in the UK


  back to

  TOONHOUND
 
  CONTACT ME



  
 

 

 
  Whizzer & Chips characters and strips...
     Doodle
     spacer
    Doodle
    
spacer
                             
    Doodle was a stick man who existed, literally, on a page.
    Each week he'd been drawn into life by an artist's hand,
    and his world created around him.

    The very first strip involved Doodle being "doodled" for the
    first time by Mr Artist. He bragged about himself, and had
    his loud mouth wiped out with Mr Artist's eraser. Then he
    was given a kilt, jigged about, and was squished by
    a caber.

    So that first strip was very simple, just doodle on his page
    interacting with the hand. But it set the scene for an
    ongoing sparring match between Doodle and his creator,
    and the panels and stories became ever more complex
    and inventive. Doodle's artist was, in effect, the Hand of
    God, building up his world, then tearing it down
    as he saw fit.

    Doodle and the Yeti

    Mr Artist was in fact cartoonist Bob Hill, and
Doodle
    harked back to the very earliest toon days of Winsor
    McCay and Gertie the Dinosaur, Felix the Cat and
    Coco the Clown. Doodle's world was always changing.
    Objects would evolve from panel to panel, with some
    surprising results along the way. Unlike, say, Morph
    who popped up on Tony Hart's art desk a few year's
    later, Doodle's world was infinite. That's him above
    coming a cropper whilst hunting the Yeti!

    Sadly this unique strip star didn't hang around for long.
    The Comics Gods conspired to erase him from the
    Whizzer section of Whizer & Chips, early in 1976...

   

  

  Doodle
  Facts & Figures


  1st appearance:
  Whizzer & Chips
  2nd August 1975



  Original artist:

  Bob Hill

 
 


  spacer
      strips »    previous »   next »
  spacer

all characters and strips © Fleetway / IPC Magazines / F2006