Friday, April 14, 2017

ILLUSTRATED CHIPS of Easter 1937

Let's go back in time 80 years, to Easter 1937, when this issue of Illustrated Chips was on sale. Despite its limitations of only being printed in black ink on pink paper, the strips are bursting with fun and joy. The Holiday Antics of Weary Willie and Tired Tim is drawn by the ever-reliable Percy Cocking, the strip's regular artist. 

As with most comics of the period, the centre pages featured a busy mixture of short strips and cartoons. Here's a selection, starting with Ivor Klue, drawn by Albert Pease...



Again, as was the format of the times, only half of the comic featured strips. The other 50% being taken up by text stories. This page managed to fit in a prose story, the fictional office boy's weekly column, and two adverts...

The back page of this 8 page tabloid featured two very popular features; Casey Court, and Laurie and Trailer, both drawn by Albert Pease...

I hope you've enjoyed this Easter holiday trip back to 1937. Have a good weekend wherever and whenever you go! (Don't forget that the new series of Doctor Who starts on Saturday at 7.20pm.)

(This week's 2000AD preview will appear on Monday.)

3 comments:

Peter Gray said...

Full of joy...love Casey's Court! Thanks Lew

Peter Gray said...

do you have the Casey Court book...must get that myself...saw it in the shops years ago..

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I think I've recommended it to you a few times, Peter. It's out of print now but you might find one second hand somewhere. Good luck!

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