History Memories

Comic Memories ~Retro ~Vintage ~Entertainment

Hello all hope you are all keeping well.  Over the weekend it has been so cold that I did not venture far so staying at home lead me to thinking about different subjects and things and lead to me reminiscing quite a lot on the subject of comics I used to read when I was growing up in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

A little background first and on research I discovered that ‘The Daily Express’ Newspaper in Britain put in a little bear to appeal to children in a form of a short cartoon strip and this was how ‘Rupert the Bear’ was born, drawn by Mary Tourtel.  A little known fact is that Rupert used to wear blue and white before he changed to red and yellow.  Mary Tourtel stopped illustrating Rupert in the 1930’s and other illustrators carried on from then.
Another famous comic strip that I still love today is ‘Peanut’s.  I am sure people of a certain age can recall at least a few characters from Peanuts, drawn by illustrator Charles Schultz.  Who could forget Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus and Peppermint Patty. Can You remember anymore characters?

I started out with ‘Twinkle’, ‘the picture paper especially for little girls’ published from 1968 to 1999.  It came out weekly.  The feature I remember was Nurse Nancy and the toy hospital.  It was from this comic that I decided to have a dolls hospital and my grandma fixed mine and my friends dolls and teddies.

The next comic I used to buy. is a bit of a rarity apparently.  It was called ‘Princess’  and always had a photograph of Princess Diana on the back in various outfits each issue and a photo strip story on Princess Diana’s life.  There were other short photo stories in there.
I know a lot of people used to buy the ‘Dandy’ and remember in the 1980’s when the Bananaman strip was introduced.  Of course there was always the rival comic of  ‘The Beano’ and remember some of the iconic characters, Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx.

I was not a trendy child but I did buy ‘Look In’.  I do remember it had Worzel Gummidge, Dangermouse, Super Gran and the A-Team in it, oh and, by the end of when I was reading, a lot of Bros!! ‘When will I be famous?’.

Once I got a little older then ‘Jackie’ was a teenagers bible if you lived in the 70’s and 80’s era. It was a weekly magazine, first published in 1964

I am sure I read many more comics and I would love it if you can remind me of any to try and awake my memories!!
I so look forward to hearing from you.

Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx

All photographs, unless stated, are the copyright of Lorna Liza

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