the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
chap was a spin on the old nursery ryhme classic:
Humpty Dumpty with fists, if you will. He was
crunching and bashing everything, and if things didn't
his way he'd thump the nearest object within reach.
Thumpty's vanadalous reputation preceded him and he
was constantly being avoided by his school
associates. But don't get the wrong end of the stick,
Thumpty wasn't mean-spirited. He was simply over-
boisterous. Folks tried to contain him, but all attempts
to harness his strength seemed to backfire, as the
fists would fly once more...
Today, Thumpty's behavioural problems would lead
exclusion from school, and most probably an ASBO.
He'd be given a dietician to improve his intake
those e-numbers. But then we wouldn't have this terrific
fun strip. 'Cos when Thumpty let loose, each
awash with radiating action lines, and BIG BOOMING
lettering, courtesy of artist Bob Hill...