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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Mike Lacey and Jimmy Hansen Crisis! Part 3

I spent a while searching online for any info about Jimmy Hansen, to try to get some idea of when his first IPC work appeared. There hardly seem to be any online references to Jimmy, certainly no detailed ones. He's absent from Lambiek, but there are a few mentions of him on the Buster website, although none of them give any idea of his earliest work. There is no topic about him on Wikipedia.

A mention on Dez Skinn's site says Jimmy Hansen was working for IPC in (what I take to be) the early 70s, although in what capacity Jim was employed at that time is not made clear.

A search on the Comics UK forum returns 6 pages of posts referring to Mr H, but a lot of them pertain to his later work for DC Thomson and none that I could see mentioned the dates of his early stuff.

If it's true that Jimmy's first IPC work appeared in the mid-80s, then he can't have drawn anything in Cheeky Weekly. However, the reference to Jimmy in Dez Skinn's article means there is a possibility that Hansen art began appearing in IPC titles any time from the early 70s.

I've decided I'm going to leave unchanged all the artwork credits on this blog that I have assigned to Mike Lacey.

Crisis over...or is it?

5 comments:

  1. Jim Hanson was working on Jackpot comic 1979.
    I'm sure Cry Baby is by him...and I know The Winners is...

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    1. Thanks for that info, Peter. Maybe I'll compare the artwork on those strips with Skateboard Squad etc.

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  2. http://www.toonhound.com/winners.htm

    Here's the Winner's proof...though looks like he can't decide a Mike from a Jim lol

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  3. http://kazoop.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/artist-self-portraits-part-3.html

    Hot Rod was his first for Whizzer and chips..
    he also confirms he drew The winners..well for Buster
    I've also asked Toonhound Frazer for his opinion

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    1. Thanks for even more info and finding that Kazoop link, Peter. I did a search for Hot Rod and found this http://whizzerandchipscomic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hot-rods-artist-identified.html which would suggest that Jimmy Hansen's work on Hot Rod was limited to a ghosted strip or two. When I get time I'll look at some Winners pages.

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