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Offline Rob Baker

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"1001 Comics You Must Read...
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:28:07 AM »
...Before You Die"  is the rather grisly title of a book published in 2011, with this entry on page 394:

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Roger also gets a mention in the Andy Capp article, but, disappointingly, Horace isn't listed.  The book is a little too biased towards American cartoons for my liking and I don't think is worth the £20 price tag (but I had a bargain as I picked my copy up in a charity shop for a quid).

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 07:59:55 PM »
I've got this book, Rob. I did a brief interview on the phone with the author(s) a couple of years before it was published and had forgotten all about it until it suddenly appeared. It's not the kind of book you read from cover to cover but I enjoyed dipping into the sections about my favourite strips---a lot of them American, Rob!
I'd like to think I'm quite a modest soul, but I would have been mildly upset not to feature in the top 1001 comics!

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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 12:09:04 AM »
And did George and Lynne feature?   :o

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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2014, 06:51:27 PM »
I've just checked and no, the George and Lynne strip doesn't feature, despite running in The Sun for years. I used to enjoy the ingenious ways that poor Lynne would end up losing her clothes. I seem to recall her doing various household tasks---like ironing---completely naked. As you would.

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 12:58:36 AM »
Rob, are the comics listed alphabetically or is Beau Peep the 394th favourite of the person who assembled them in a book?
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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 04:41:12 PM »
Rob, are the comics listed alphabetically or is Beau Peep the 394th favourite of the person who assembled them in a book?

They're listed in date order Diane, starting with 1837. So Roger gets a mention pretty near the front of the book. ;D

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Re: "1001 Comics You Must Read...
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 12:22:45 PM »
Rob, are the comics listed alphabetically or is Beau Peep the 394th favourite of the person who assembled them in a book?

They're listed in date order Diane, starting with 1837. So Roger gets a mention pretty near the front of the book. ;D

1837 eh? So Roger would have started at around twenty to seven in the evening?
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