the artists speak!
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
- 1st Jan 1977
CUSTARD PIE CORNER
pastry pastings, suggested by readers:
Timothy Hymen, Yogesh Bhojani, and Tushar Bh0jani
nominate Neelesh Bhojani
Alex Hinks nominates Bruce Forsyth
the answer to this week's front cover question
(1977, of course!)
starring in "Pongo Wishes You a Happy New Year!"
resolves to find out what's happening in the
Krazy Gang's hut... but his efforts are constantly
puts together a life-size chess set for his pals.
GAMES CHILDREN PLAY
playground games, suggested by readers:
Sardines by Zoe Robinson of Leighton Buzzard
Flapping the Kipper by Deborah Carroll of Hillingdon
Famous People by Beth Sterry of Bristol
this week's winners page featuring entries frrom:
Mark Godber of Longford, Gary Watson of Hitchen,
Russell Harris of Rugby, Robin Sheath of Ipswich,
Glen Jones of Bournemouth + Jolly Lolly Jokes
Dale Greening of Droitwich and Amanda Anderson of
artist: Terry Bave
flees from a kidnapper, only, things
aren't what they seem and a jolly New Year's welcome
Krazy notes I: Scaredy transforms into
a comic'at (comic hat, geddit?),
but this rather pathetic transformation earns
him a visit from The Ministry
of Misery and English Spelling who insist that
he is stretching
cattywording too far!
Krazy notes II: In the second panel background,
a crescent moon is turned
on its side and given eyes so that it mocks Al Jolson
and sighs "Oh Mammy!"
12 1/2p BUYTONIC BOY
artist: Robert Nixon
reveals how he broke his leg on a Scottish skiing trip.
A KRAZY LOOK AT TV
artist: Bill Titcombe
a spoof of The Sweeney
helps the local Vicar ring the New Year bells by
tuning into a pirate film, and setting the
cutthroats loose on the
artist: Sid Burgon
storyline: Andy's pal Curly upsets the
Pongo Snodgrass Gang,
who pelt them with snowballs... until Andy conjures
up a giant
artist: Les Barton
a full-page promotion for Krazy's Draw-a-Krazy
offering up five suggestions to kick-start proceedings:
a South-East Island Kartie, North America Kartie,
Venetian Karties and a Greek Kartie
"Haven't a Clue!"
storyline: Fumbly seeks his missing casebook,
Desperate Desmond the well-known dog-thief, posing
station cleaning lady, Mrs McMurder.
WHAT'S UP DOC?
seven jokes set in a doctor's office
artist: Trevor Metcalfe
Our duo are visited by Mr Mighty, who leads them to
a Krazy cliffhanger...
artist: Dick Millington
by a magic act, Rays attempts to saw a man in half
Krazy notes: Pongo Snodgrass makes a guest
text-only promo for next week's issue
teacup trickery to amaze your friends.
week's Cheeky Question (answer on the next page)
Cheeky attempts to uphold his New Year Resolutions...
The Knock knock Door,
Oi!, Walter Wurx, Postie, Posh Claude, and Detective
Cheeky Limerick: Cheeky writes a limerick
for Melanie Handley of Upminster.
miserable caretaker threatens to ruin Micky's New Year
John Wayne, Regan from The Sweeney
storyline: Paws hunts for a bone in the
FRED AND SICK SID
attempts to improve Sid's weedy handshake with
a rubber ball workout...
half-page promo for WHOOPEE! highlighting part one of
a pull-out calendar
five more Krazy news stories, as suggested by
Kevin Bradford of Tunbridge Wells, Lloyd Edwards
Joanna Gaddes (no location given), Neil Sharma
John Jackson of Liverpool.
THE BEST OF YOUR FRUIT AND VEG JOKES
artist: Ed McHenry
a mixture of themed cartoons and text jokes, sent
in by readers:
Louise Stanford of Keilworth, Joanne Kitchen of
Heath of Bradford, Francis Lavin of Worksop, T
Russell of Bath,
Tracey Ramsey of Weymouth, Tina Skinner of Wembley,
J Hughes of Wrexham, John Mills of Orpington,
of Glasgow, Steven Mills of Harpenden, Rosa Dickinson
Whitley Bay, Andrew Clarke of London E8.
twisted dictionary definitions, as suggested by readers:
Carmen Grant of Barnet, Paul Lattimore of Brentwood,
of Nuneaton, Iain Black of Fife, James Blanchfield
Tracey Edge of Walsall, Deborah Morgan of Bagloin,
Paul Chinnery of Farnborough.
a half-page promo for SHOOT!, announcing part
one of a super calendar
in this week's edition...
THE KRAZY GANG
starring in "The Krazy Gang Stage the All-Winners
Gang dish out prizes to the folks who've done outstanding
things over the last year.
Krazy notes: Recipients include Paws (Sneaky
Scheming Hound of the Year),
Scaredy Cat (Cowardy-Cowardy Custard of the Year),
Sick Sid (Puny Weakling
of the Year), Micky Mimic (Impersonator of the
Year), Pongo Snodgrass
(Pongo Snodgrass Stinker of the Year Award), The
Buytonic Boy (Strongest
Person in Krazy Town), and Krazy Comic (Greatest
Comic of the Year)...