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60 years ago this week...

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Re: 60 years ago this week...

Postby Rob Houghton » 18 Dec 2016, 11:49

Anita Bensoussane wrote:Yes, it's amazing to think that the magazine came out once a fortnight and had such lovely illustrations. The same applies to comics like Playhour, Misty and similar in the 1950s-80s, which came out every week and were full of beautiful artwork. Nowadays, even publishers of annuals often just reprint old picture stories rather than commissioning new ones. The three recent Famous Five Annuals had some new articles but, as far as fiction was concerned, they contained nothing but recycled picture strips/illustrated text from past decades. And I believe that recent Rupert Annuals have each only featured one new story, the others again being taken from previous annuals.


That's quite true. Rather ironic that since we've had computers to help artists productivity levels, productivity has gone down considerably! Even The Beano had quality hand drawn illustrations produced every week, as did Whooppee, Whizzer and Chips, The Dandy, etc and then there were the very detailed illustrations in 'Jack and Jill' comic and others like Bunty and Twinkle and Playhour. There isn't one comic these days that isn't thin and cheap-looking and full of sparsely written pages containing big photos and not much text!
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: 60 years ago this week...

Postby sixret » 18 Dec 2016, 15:17

Thank you Rob and Tony. :D
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Re: 60 years ago this week...

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Jan 2017, 13:37

I'm continuing with the magazines from 1957 on a new thread, with a better heading! Hope you'll join me throughout 1957 - 60 years ago today! :-D

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7454
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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