A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', now a leading authority on the subject.
"WOW!" I honestly haven't seen these in years and apart from merging myself into the top strip, had forgotten about them completely! If I'd drawn these today I don't think I would have touched the 'queer joke' (a play on words based on the McGoohan film 'The Quare Fellow') with a barge pole. 21 years on I find it a little embarrassing and would like to apologise if anyone's offended.The running joke in these cartoons seems to be based on a 'B & Q add that was running at the time. It obviously tickled me and provided me with considerable inspiration!I must admit to feeling slightly proud of the hidden 'one' in the second strip - it's really come back fresh!I can't thank you enough for posting these David and keeping them in excellent condition!BCNU );oB
Hi Steve, Only too glad to have inadvertently been of service. I have found two or three more of your cartoons you may not have seen for some time. But I am fraustrated at the moment, as I cannot find the one with 'The Jailbird' playing monoploly with the Admiral. I know it's there somewhere, as I remember seeing it some time ago. I will look again.RegardsDavidBe seeing you
The 'Monopoly' cartoon is very early. I think it's in an issue of 'Number Six' from 1987.I'm delighted that you seem to have all the 'Penny Farthing' work - but of course you ALSO contributed to that magazine.The only other elusive 'Jailbird' strip that I can think of is the poisoned beer sequence from 'The Girl Who Was Death'. I think it appeared in 'Number Six' around 1991... Oh - and one featuring a shark!BCNU );oB
The character in the final panel of the bottom strip is a creation of 'Liverpool Member' Geoff Lake's. The character regularly appeared in Geoff's brilliant strip - 'Plebs'published in 'The Penny Farthing'.