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'Em Out Wilf
Poor old Wilf was an unfortunate fellow
with a 'wearing' affliction.
Almost everything he came in to contact
with would get worn
out, almost in seconds. That meant things
would break, burst,
shatter, collapse, snap, tangle, unscrew,
tumble, topple, tip,
combust, frazzle, pop, plummet - or , well, you
get the picture...
Wilf himself was a decent enough chap, but
appearances drove his parents to distraction.
Actually, he drove
everyone to distraction, which makes you
feel rather sorry for
the lad. It wasn't his fault, after all...
But let's not despair, because Wilf could actually
wear a big
smile on his face by the end of most strips.
approach to life would regularly snare burglars
or solve problems
Our Wilf was something of a comic strip
Frank Spencer, being
so disaster-prone. But unlike Frank, he wasn't
a wet-eared lad,
merely unfortunate. Wilf's regular
artist was the great Norman
Mansbridge, who helped him wear his way
through a good
number of years in the pages of Whizzer