the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
was a budding newspaper reporter, just like
his Dad, Mr Jones, the photographer for the Daily
Trouble was, the lad's meddling always interfered with
the work in hand and frequently ended with "Dad"
humiliated or degraded in some way.
Like so many Fleetway strips, Scooper wasn't malicious,
just over-keen. And, in this instance, frequently better
the job than his clumsy father....
Scooper started in Jackpot #1 with Tom Paterson
the pen, and the usually smattering of pongy socks
niffy wafts filling the panel details. But it
was actually a
remake of strip trialed six years earlier:
Snappy Sam & Flash Harry was a one-off presentation
in Cor!!'s Cor-medy Choice selection put forward
during a ten week period in 1973. The reader's favourite
ended up as a regular Cor!! strip. Sam and Harry were
choice #5, with their strip presented in the issue
19th May 1973, but they didn't make the grade
winner being strip #4, Val's Vanishing Cream...