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.