the artists speak!
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
- 15th Jan 1977
THE KRAZY GANG
starring in "Trouble in Site! - part two"
Highrise continues his attempt to build a block of
flats on the Gang's hut...
CUSTARD PIE CORNER
pastry pastings, suggested by readers:
Jeremy Swift of Brighton nominates his brother
Matthew Wigglesworth of Wakefield nominates Hughie
Kenneth Keating of Manchester nominates his tormenting
Sohail Khan of Leeds nominates William Shakespeare
artist: Sid Burgon
storyline: Andy's pal finds a gold bracelet
in the park, and plans to hand
it in to the police station in hope of a big reward.
But the Parky snatches it
from him, so Andy sets a shadow ostrich loose,
to get it back.
notes: This is the first of two appearances this week for Andy,
although the stories aren't connected.
GAMES CHILDREN PLAY
playground games, suggested by readers:
Find Your Shoes from Deborah Adams of Stoke-on-Trent
Car Races from Stephen Dyball of Lowestoft
Satchels from David Hilton of South Hetton
artist: Joe McCaffrey (?)
storyline: Debbie's little brother Charlie
has lost a roller skate, so Micky
endeavours to cheer him up.. and finds said missing
item in the process!
Micky mimics: Frank Carson, Ken Dodd
12 1/2p BUYTONIC BOY
artist: Robert Nixon
storyline: A spy has stolen a top-secret
airccraft from the Secret Aircraft
Establishment. But Steve's soon on his tail...
Krazy notes: We're told the S.E.A. is based five
miles away, in Sunville
A KRAZY LOOK AT TV
artist: Bill Titcombe
a spoof of Basil Brush.
artist: Nick Baker
Tudor of Llanidloes wants to stop his Mum from
putting his inventions
in the bin.
five more Krazy news stories, as suggested by
Terry Cole of Huddersfield, C Metcalfe of Buxton,
Geoffrey Firth of Leeds,
Chris Wigg of Oldham, Nicholas Flegg of Halesworth
Krazy comic disguise info, and an advert for Wade
STICKY MCGLUE'S GUIDE TO GETTING AWAY WITH
artist: Mike brown
Auntie wants Sticky to mow the front lawn for her,
so our pal rustles up a load of cattle to do the
job for him. Only,
things go awry when said cattle invade Auntie's
house... But Sticky
has another cunning plan up his sleeve with which
to save his neck...
Krazy notes: Sticky's panels are presented
in the form of open book
spreads, so you're flicking through the pages
of his journal.
treats a lad to a giant game of join-the-dots, using
a giant photo of the moon.
"Gnome Sweet Gnome!"
by Willie Cook
storyline: Fumbly pursues Tiny Tompkins,
the world's smallest
artist: Trevor Metcalfe
storyline: Our duo are abducted by Dr Doom,
and tied to a
artist: Dick Millington
storyline: Ray can't find his magic wand,
so he makes do with a garden
stick, but in the process, he destroys Dad's prize
bloom and soils Mum's
clean washing. That's the cue for Dad to put Ray's
just-found wand to
use as a whacking stick - ouch!
a half-page promo for an FA Cup Chart in SHOOT
three small adverts for Universal Stamp Co.,Explorer
and The Bridgnorth Stamp Co.
week's Cheeky Question
(answer revealed on the next page)
artist: Frank McDiarmid
storyline: Just two pages for Cheeky this
week, and he begins by
chpowing down on a big bacon and ketchup buttie.
Gloomy Glad, Baker's Boy, Sherlock.
artist: Leo Baxendale or Mike Brown?
storyline: Sam gets his spooky pal to conjur
up some snow...
or rather, a giant snowball!
Krazy notes: this is a one-off reprint
storyline: Another surprise strip. Doris
and her kooky pal try out their
first aid skills at the local circus.
Krazy notes: this is another one-off reprint
FRED AND SICK SID
artist: Red Parlett
storyline: Sid and Fred go skiing, only,
Sid's so-o-o-o tired...
pursues some purring pussies from his garden.
But later on, as Master leads him past the Zoo,
our canine pal gets
freaked out by an oversize lion which leaves him
petrified of anything
Bully Burrows attempts to steal Kelly's tv, but some
TV mountaineers come to the rescue.
twisted dictionary definitions, as suggested by readers:
David O'Brien of Hayes, April Allan of Dumfermline,
of Douglas, Simon
Marks of London NW11, Neil Spencer of
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Lee McDaid of Newtoncunningham,
Paul Whitehead of Maidstone, Barry Kelly of East
G Lowe of Jersey, Paul Wright of Woking, Lee Hulme
YOUR OWN BACK TIME!
16 cartoonas in which the little guy has his day...
drawn by the
artist who handles Gook
the TV Spook.
artist: Sid Burgon
second adventures this week. This time, Andy
comes to the aid of his Rounders team, with help
from a shadow bat.
artist: Les Barton
five cartoons, featuring Krazy uses for clothes