Monday, October 26, 2015

Dream On

Saturday Leftover Day.

The British magazine Film Fun had all sorts of funny and adventure strips based on famous charcaters, movies and television series. For many years, they carried a British drawn version of the Laurel and Hardy characters, which were quite dull. To make them even more dull, until well into the sixties the text was put underneath the illustrations as well. That might work for adventure stories, but for humor it was terrible. In the idfifties more and more strips about famous (radio) comedians were added, maybe because the similar Radio Fun was doin gthat as well. Any way, it lead the way to an exciting run of a not very well collected weekly m rroughly between 1957 and 1962. You will find strips with Benny Hill, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom and Terry-Thomas, which were often drawn by the best of British comic art as well. I already shard som eof those strips and I am rpeparing more. But in the meantime, here is a short feature that ran in Film Fun, which is either a strip version of a (radio) panel show in which famous guests made up their dream stories OR it is a comci version of an imagined panel show that never really excited. But with caricatres of the panel members, Norman Wisdom, Petula Clark and Charlie Chester.

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