Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (1976-1979)

Sample images Publication: 20/11/76-24/3/79 Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones Writer: Unknown It all starts at a jumble sale. Sue Lawton notices a handbag that came from the Mysterious Orient. Her mother does not think much of it, but for Sue it is love at first sight. And the same seems to be true for the bag; it … Continue reading Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (1976-1979)

Bizzie Bet and the Easies (1979)

Sample Images Published: Jinty 31 March 1979 – 1 December 1979 Episodes: 27 Artist: Richard Neillands Writer: Unknown A lightweight humour strip that ran in Jinty in 1979. The premise is Bet Bizzel, known as “Bizzie Bet” who’s such a bundle of energy and always working hard, versus her bone-idle friends, the Easies. Each week … Continue reading Bizzie Bet and the Easies (1979)

Jinty 31 March 1979

Stories in this issue Alice in a Strange Land (artist Terry Aspin) Bizzie Bet and the Easies (artist Richard Neillands) – first episode The Forbidden Garden (artist Jim Baikie) Boney is beautiful! (feature on pop group Boney M) Prisoner of the Bell (artist Phil Gascoine) I’ll Make Up for Mary (artist Guy Peeters, writer Alison … Continue reading Jinty 31 March 1979

Jinty 8 July 1978

Stories in this issue: Dance into Darkness (artist Christine Ellingham unknown artist Concrete Surfer) Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones) Somewhere over the Rainbow (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie) Alley Cat (artist Rob Lee) Knight and Day The Zodiac Prince (artist Trini Tinturé) Clancy on Trial (artist Ron Lumsden) Slave of the Swan (artist … Continue reading Jinty 8 July 1978

Jinty 14 October 1978

Stories in this issue: The Girl Who Never Was  (artist Terry Aspin) Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones) Somewhere over the Rainbow (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie) No Cheers for Cherry (artist Phil Gascoine) Wild Rose (artist Jim Baikie) Clancy on Trial (artist Ron Lumsden) Fran’ll Fix It! (artist Jim Baikie) Alley Cat The … Continue reading Jinty 14 October 1978

Jinty 12 August 1978

Dance into Darkness (artist Christine Ellingham unknown Concrete Surfer artist) Wild Rose – first episode (artist Jim Baikie) Somewhere over the Rainbow (artist Phil Townsend) Knight and Day Merry-Go-Round Mobile part 1 (feature) Clancy on Trial (artist Ron Lumsden) Summer Madness (feature) The Human Zoo – first episode (artist Guy Peeters) 7 Steps to the … Continue reading Jinty 12 August 1978

Story length through Jinty’s life

I have created a new page listing the stories in Jinty by publication date. This seemed like an interesting and useful addition to the list of stories in alphabetical order that has been in place on the blog since we started. As part of the information on that new page it seemed sensible to count … Continue reading Story length through Jinty’s life

One-offs, series, returning characters, regulars

The Goods News for All Readers blog has recently done a Halloween post about Misty; in the comments on that post, and on a related post on the Comics UK forum, a few of us have had a brief discussion about one-off stories, series, and regular characters. Different titles create different balances between the various … Continue reading One-offs, series, returning characters, regulars

What makes a story work, pt 3?

Following on from my earlier posts, more about what makes a story work. The discussion points in this post are more focused on the work of the artist, whereas the ones in the previous post were more around what the writer does. Art quality. Is the art convincing and solid, with movement and vigour where … Continue reading What makes a story work, pt 3?

Jinty 1 April 1978

Concrete Surfer (writer Pat Mills) Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones) Slave of the Swan – first episode (artist Guy Peeters) Waking Nightmare (artist Phil Townsend) The Zodiac Prince (artist Trini Tinturé) Paula’s Puppets (artist Julian Vivas) Rinty ‘n’ Jinty Shadow on the Fen (artist Douglas Perry) Darling Clementine – final episode (artist Richard Neillands, writers … Continue reading Jinty 1 April 1978