Dolphins think in pictures and so do I!
Formative Influences in my early present life
POW !!! (1967)
Pow! was a weekly British comic book published by Odhams Press' Power Comics imprint in 1967 and 1968. Like other Power Comics, Pow! featured a mixture of British strips with reprints from American Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man; Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD; and the Fantastic Four.
The Telegoons is a comedy puppet show, adapted from the highly successful BBC radio comedy show of the 1950s, The Goon Show produced for BBC television and first shown during 1963 and 1964. Two series of 13 episodes were made. The series was briefly repeated immediately after its original run, and all episodes are known to have survived. Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan reprised their original voice roles from the radio series and appeared in promotional photos with some of the puppets from the series. Among the puppeteers were Ann Field, John Dudley, and Violet Phelan. The original radio scripts were adapted by Maurice Wiltshire, who had previously co-written a number of radio episodes with Larry Stephens.
Rupert Bear was first imagined and drawn by Mary Tourtel, although on his first appearance – in the Daily Express on 8 November 1920 – he was just called “the little lost bear”. She drew Rupert for 15 years, then handed him over to Alfred Edmeades Bestall, the best-known Rupert illustrator, in 1935. Bestall in turn drew Rupert for 30 years, giving up the regular role in 1965 – though he did continue to produce some special drawings for another 20 years. In the late 1940s Bestall was suffering from overwork, and handed over some of the Rupert work to Enid Ash. She was unable to draw Rupert’s face, so Bestall continued to do that while Ash took over some of the routine work. Alex Cubie drew Rupert from 1974-78. John Harrold (who lived in France) was the Rupert artist from 1978-August 2007, when Stuart Trotter took over. What is most remarkable about this string of artists is that Rupert still looks very much as he did when first drawn, though Tourtel’s pale blue jersey has given way to Bestall’s red one and at the same time his scarf and trousers, originally white with a black check design, changed to yellow with a black check. Little has changed in Rupert’s world since 1920! Rupert was originally drawn with a brown face, but this changed to white quite early on – though he kept the brown face much longer on the covers of the annuals.
Ron Embleton and WW!
Ronald Sydney Embleton (6 October 1930 – 13 February 1988) was a British illustrator who gained fame as a comics artist. In the 1950s and 1960s, Embleton also pursued a career as an oil painter, and he exhibited his works widely in Britain, Germany, Australia, Canada and the USA. He was a member of the London Sketch Club and the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers, and in 1960 was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Ron Embleton and Wulf the Briton
Wulf the Britonhttp://www.internationalhero.co.uk/w/wulfbriton.htmhttp://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2010/02/ron-embletons-wulf-briton.html?m=1
The Victor was a British comic paper published weekly by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. The Victor ran for 1,657 issues from 25 January 1961 until it ceased publication on 21 November 1992. Associated with it was the annually published The Victor Book for Boys. This annual was first published in 1964, with the last edition published in 1994. A hardback book, The Best of The Victor, was published in 2010 ready to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this popular adventure comic. The book featured a selection of reprints from the weekly comic.
The Victor told adventure tales in comic book format. It featured many stories that could be described as "Boy's Own" adventures. Many of The Victor's stories focused on the exploits of the British military in World War II. In particular, each week the front cover carried a story of how a medal had been won by British or Commonwealth forces during the Great War or the Second World War. One of these, from issue 15, appeared in Classics from the Comics in May 2009. In addition to these, the comic also featured science fiction stories, adventure stories and sports stories.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Victor_(comics)
Lion was a weekly British comics periodical published by Amalgamated Press/Fleetway Publications from 23 February 1952 to 18 May 1974. A boys' adventure comic, Lion was originally designed to compete with Eagle, the popular weekly comic published by Hulton Press that had introduced Dan Dare. (Ironically, Eagle was later merged into Lion.) Lion lasted for 1,156 issues.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_(comics)
The Beano is the longest running British children's comic magazine, published by DC Thomson in Dundee, Scotland. The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938, and was published weekly. In September 2009, The Beano's 3,500th issue was published. One of the best selling comics in the UK, along with The Dandy, the weekly circulation of The Beano in April 1950 was 1,974,072. The Beano is currently edited by John Anderson. Each issue is published on a Wednesday, with the issue date being that of the following Saturday. The Beano reached its 4,000th issue on 28 August 2019.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beano
The Dandy was a British children's comic magazine published by the Dundee based publisher DC Thomson. The first issue was printed in December 1937, making it the world's third-longest running comic, after Il Giornalino (cover dated 1 October 1924) and Detective Comics (cover dated March 1937). From August 2007 until October 2010, it was rebranded as Dandy Xtreme.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dandy
TV Comic was a British comic book magazine published weekly from 9 November 1951 until 29 June 1984. Featuring stories based on television series running at the time of publication, it was the first British comic to be based around TV programmes; it spawned a host of imitators.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Comic
TV Century 21, later renamed TV21, TV21 and Tornado, TV21 and Joe 90, and TV21 again, was a weekly British children's comic published by City Magazines during the latter half of the 1960s. It promoted the many science-fiction television series created by the Century 21 Productions company of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The comic was published in the style of a newspaper of the future, with the front page usually dedicated to fictional news stories set in the worlds of Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and other stories. The front covers were also in colour, with photographs from one or more of the Anderson series or occasionally of the stars of the back-page feature.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Century_21
Look and Learn
Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children published by Fleetway Publications Ltd from 1962 until 1982. It contained educational text articles that covered a wide variety of topics from volcanoes to the Loch Ness Monster; a long running science fiction comic strip, The Trigan Empire; adaptations of famous works of literature into comic-strip form, such as Lorna Doone; and serialized works of fiction such as The First Men in the Moon.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_and_Learn
War comics is a genre of comic books that gained popularity in English-speaking countries following World War II.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Picture_Libraryhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Fury_and_his_Howling_Commandos