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Leo Baxendale, comics legend

April 27, 2017 | 6 Comments

It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky...

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Comics: what if 2000 AD did the Bash Street Kids?

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colin at the Too Busy Thinking About My Comics Tumblr posts up a cracking Mike Collins parody from the UKCAC 92 booklet, re-imagining the immortal Bash Street Kids created by Leo Baxendale for the Beano...

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Comics: anniversaries, creators and the media

January 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Several weeks back the BBC Scotland did some coverage of Minnie the Minx, marking her sixtieth anniversary in the immortal Beano. The television news piece included talking to some staff at DC Thomson and some...

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Comics: Happy 60th anniversary, Leo!

October 11, 2013 | 1 Comments

This year marks a very special anniversary pertaining to one of the great figures of British comics, a creator who has gleefully warped the minds of impressionable young readers with his love of the Absurd,...

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Comics: Leo Baxendale’s art inspires mural

January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now here is something to make you smile – this terrific work is the Preston Guild Garden Legacy Mural in Preston, depicting the characters from the immortal Bash Street Kids, who have entertained the readers...

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Bash Street for Dundee?

November 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dundee council is considering – and seems likely minded to agree to – a proposal from the mighty Dundonian publishers of the Beano and many others, DC Thomson, that a currently un-named street in the...

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Gunpowder, treason, plot, and Leo Baxendale brilliance: (Wham 1964 – Baxendale brilliance – grabbed from Nigel Parkinson’s site)...

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Happy Birthday: Leo Baxendale (27th Oct 1930)

October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

  (Above – Garen Ewing’s Minnie The Minx tribute for the Beano’s 70th. Seemed appropriate for Baxendale’s birthday!) Leo Baxendale – One of the greatest living British cartoonists? Oh, most definitely. The creator of The Bash...

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Lew Stringer’s excellent blog; Blimey! It’s Another Blog About Comics always has something special and Christmassy for the holidays. Having run out of classic Christmas comic covers last year Lew’s decided to concentrate on just...

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Top 10 Women comic characters?

August 30, 2009 | 6 Comments

Geek Girls Network presents it’s Top 10 Women Comic Characters. Always interesting to see these sorts of things, agree with them or not. Nice to see slightly more unusual choices with the inclusion of Judge...

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