the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
modern-day Highwayman (or Highwayfowl?)
Duck Turpin attempted to rob the weak and unwitting
would fail miserably at every turn. This guy was arrested
each strip, without exception, and hauled off to the
Shop. And oddly, both the Police and his intended
showed concern only for his crooked exploits, and not
for the fact that he was a talking duck!
Now there's a thought: Surely Duck could have
fortune by presenting himself to the world as
talking fowl? He'd have been a Chat Show star
endorsements would have rolled in...
But that would be missing the point of the strip, perhaps.
daffy duck initially gave us a one-off appearance in
"Krazy" on 2nd July 1977. There was no fanfare,
simply appeared out of nowhere ("unbilled",
you might say).
But he returned, seven weeks later, on 20th August
and he was there in the comic each week onwards, through
to the penultimate edition on 8th April 1978.
Duck featured in "Krazy" annuals too and,
in 1991, a bunch
of his strips were reprinted in the "Funny Fortnightly"