Sunday, January 07, 2018

CHIPS, this week in 1947

This time 71 years ago, Chips was still on a fortnightly schedule, a lingering result of wartime rationing. Still, its 8 pages packed a lot in for 2d. Let's have a look at a few of the strips, scanned from an issue from my collection. As always, click on the images to see them much larger.

On the cover as always was Weary Willie and Tired Tim, just as they had been every issue since 1896, and would continue until the final edition in 1953. Artwork by Percy Cocking.

The centre-spread of Chips featured a variety of short strips including these three examples. Peter Quiz is, I think, drawn by Arthur Martin...

Laurie and Trailer by Albert Pease...

Homeless Hector by Bertie Brown...

On the back page, Casey Court by Albert Pease, and Alfie the Air Tramp (by John Jukes I think)...
Sadly, these old comics and their creators are mostly forgotten now, but hopefully Blimey! can help to inform or remind the current generation of our UK comics legacy! 


3 comments:

Peter Gray said...

Delightful to see...and Casey's court a favourite!

Lew Stringer said...

You'd have seen this Casey Court one before, when I showed a bunch of them a while back, but I thought I'd include it with other strips from the same issue this time.

Robert Carnegie said...

The one-panel cartoon next to the magazine title is a nice touch. Really filling the pages with fun.

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