Thursday, July 27, 2017

Leo Baxendale's CLEVER DICK (1970)

Leo Baxendale produced some excellent laugh-out-loud strips in his career and one of those he created for IPC was Clever Dick, the boy inventor. It started in Buster dated 7th February 1970 (shown above) and must have proved popular as it continued until 1982. 

When Leo quit mainstream comics in 1974/75 I understand his son Martin took over the strip. (I thought Tom Paterson may have worked on it too, but not according to Steve Holland's Buster Index.) 

The strips are still funny today, and it'd be good to see a collection published by Rebellion at some point. Here's a couple of examples of the ones I have...

4 comments:

Peter Gray said...

Loving your ideas...
I think Clever Dick got reprinted before Martin took over...

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks Peter. I think you're right. I don't think Martin drew it until 1980 or so.

James Spiring said...

Are you sure those first two scans are the right way around? The second one says New Feature on it.

Lew Stringer said...

You're right. Ah well, I'll sort it out when I get back from London. Can't edit it on a phone.

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