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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cheeky Little Ed

I'm currently re-reading my way through the issues of Whoopee!, commencing from the point at which Cheeky Weekly merged into it. For me, one of the most enjoyable strips of Whoopee!'s post-Cheeky-merge era is Little Ed, drawn by David Mostyn. Including the artist as one of the characters in the strip is an idea that had of course been seen several times before in a number of comics, but this is a fun take on the concept, with a nicely antagonistic relationship between Ed and 'Starvin' Artist'.

The Little Ed strip from Whoopee! dated 16 April 1983 includes a cute idea - Artist gets rather heavy-handed with the ink rubber and wears a hole in the page, allowing readers a glimpse of the contents of the next-page-but-one, the Cheeky strip.

Note Artist's frayed cuff - nice touch!

Art: Frank McDiarmid
It would have been nice if the Cheeky strip had made some reference to Artist's exposure of their page, but the Bookworm strip which appeared on the reverse of Little Ed's page showed no evidence of the hole, either.

See here for a previous post about Little Ed.

2 comments:

  1. i've got that issue it is a gem and I love David's busy style in everything he does..
    The Cavers is also a good strip by Jim at this time..:0)

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    1. I agree, The Cavers is great fun!

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