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puppets in the UK
was a cheeky cartoon hound who would get involved
in various "crazy" antics with other pets
and humans. He
was always scheming some way of getting one up on a
neighbour, owner, vet, or another dog. But things usually
ended up going awry along the way...
To be honest, there was nothing particularly "crazy"
this pooch, but he proved popular with comic-buyers.
present through-out "Krazy"s run, and
for some time after the
merger with "Whizzer & Chips". He
also made a nifty duel
appearance in both titles' annuals for a while.
Now this fine Paws poster first featured in the
edition of "Krazy" dated 23rd April
1977. It was one of a
series of star portraits published in the title
weeks, and it was reproduced a decade later on
of the first issue of "Big Comic2 (11th
June 1988). "Big Comic"
was published fortnightly and featured 52 pages of
Fleetway strips from across the spectrum of titles
being one of them...
And here's another little Paws gem unearthed in
It's a canine cameo drawn by Ian Knox in the Krazy
pages. Rotten old Pongo
Snodgrass is in disguise outside
the gang's hut, but where exactly is he hiding?
Cue our canine pal, who trots in to frame one
in frame two, after depositing a wake-up call upon
foul fumer - Superb!
Paws was drawn by "Styx" (Leslie Harding).
came a scraggy feline called Claws
and, indeed, a tattered
old crow called Caws!