the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
were Whoopee!'s original full colour poster pages.
Each week readers were invited to send in ideas for
ghoulish, creatures and creations to appear on
Wanted poster. There was a £1 prize up for
The suggestions were frequently ridiculous, but the
great turned them in to posterific wonders.
Ken furnished IPC with black and white illustrations
were then coloured in-house. The thumbnails
on this page
lead to larger scans. And for the record, top left is
issue 4, below left is issue 15 and right issue 25.
The Wanted page survived until Shiver & Shake
with Whoopee! in October 1974, giving us just
fine designs to savour.
But here's the rub, Shiver & Shake also had
gruesome poster page, Creepy Creations - also drawn
by Ken - and also based upon prize-winning suggestions
from the readership. And what's more, after the merger
we were introduced to a replacement, known as
World-Wide Weirdies. This one had a new £2 prize,
and it ran for the next year before Whoopee!
back to its stand-alone name and sadly dropped
the concept altogether...
But - oh - all three poster sries were fun-tastic!