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Monday, 10 December 2018

Terry Bave 1931 - 2018

I was so sorry to read on Lew Stringer's blog of the sad passing of the mighty Terry Bave. Terry of course drew Calculator Kid for Cheeky Weekly and the successful character continued in Whoopee! after Cheeky's comic came to an end. There was a time when it seemed Terry had artwork appearing in just about every comic in publication, with a never-ending roster of hugely popular characters created in collaboration with his wife Shiela. I always found Terry's artwork to be very appealing, and he depicted a world that was, despite the regular appearance of bullies who were a staple of comic scripts of the period, very cosy and reassuring as justice was always served by the end of the story. This time of year I particularly remember Terry's Christmas strips into which he put extra effort, enhancing the festive fun by drawing a border around them featuring clever seasonal designs. It's impossible to imagine the heyday of British comics without Terry's vibrant and always amusing strips. What a great legacy he leaves behind.

My thoughts are with his family, friends and countless fans.


Whoopee! 26 December 1981


Whoopee! 25 December 1982


6 comments:

  1. He was great at the snowman borders...he was at the right place and time...glad he used his talents for comics..love his work...

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    1. Yes, all his work was good. I particularly enjoy his Scaredy Cat from Krazy.

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  2. Couldn't agree with your sentiments more. Another old pal - never met him - takes his leave of us. Now we'll never be able to ask him what was going on with Charlie's hair in Calculator Kid. Naturally waves, or was it a deliberate Marcel wave? Surely the former; nobody'd willingly submit to sissification I'd think. Or was an unseen evil sister at work? Hmm...

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  3. Wish there were a flashback scene showing us if a youthful Mr. Counter had wavy hair atop his head; much like Whoopee’s Dads as Lads. By no means am I inferring Terry left us short – how on earth could I? –he left us laughing, to this day. RIP Terry.

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    1. Sadly there were no scenes of a youthful, pre-male-pattern-baldness Mr Counter. It's pure conjecture on my part that a curly 'tache is indicative of the former presence of an equally wavy head of hair.

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