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The Beezer was a British comic
Comic book
A comic book or comicbook is a magazine made up of comics, narrative artwork in the form of separate panels that represent individual scenes, often accompanied by dialog as well as including...

 that ran from (issues dates) 21 January 1956 to 21 August 1993,

Like its sister comic, The Topper
Topper (comic book)
The Topper was a UK comic published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd that ran from 7 February 1953 to 15 September 1990, when it merged with The Beezer....

, The Beezer was an A3 (tabloid) publication, twice as big as most other comics. It shrank to A4 paper size in 1981.

Comics that merged into The Beezer during its 37 year run were Cracker
Cracker (comic)
Cracker was a British comic printed by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd that ran from the issues dated 18 January 1975 to 11 September 1976 , when it merged with The Beezer...

 in 1976, and Plug
Plug (comic)
Plug was a British comic that ran for 76 issues from 14 September 1977 until 4 February 1979, when it merged with The Beezer.A spin-off from The Bash Street Kids comic strip in The Beano, the comic was based around the character Plug who was a distinctive character in the Bash Street Kids strip...

 in 1979.

The Beezer launched an annual, The Beezer Book, in 1957; this continued in publication following the closure of the weekly comic, and ran until the 2003 book (published 2002).

Beezer and Topper and closure


In September 1990, D. C. Thomson decided to rationalise their comics portfolio, and merged the Beezer with The Topper. Whereas most previous comic mergers saw the name of one of the 'absorbed' comics disappear, the Topper was considered significant enough for its name to be retained despite the merger, and as such the comic was renamed Beezer and Topper following the relaunch.

Beezer and Topper ceased publication as a weekly comic in 1993; when it closed it was essentially (unofficially) "merged" with The Beano
The Beano
The Beano is a British children's comic, published by D.C. Thomson & Co and is arguably their most successful.The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938, and was published weekly. During the Second World War,The Beano and The Dandy were published on alternating weeks because of paper and ink...

, as this is where the bulk of surviving content from the comic (most prominently The Numskulls) ended up. (Some also went to D. C. Thomson's other surviving weekly comic, The Dandy
The Dandy
The Dandy is a long running children's comic published in the United Kingdom by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. The first issue was printed in 1937 and it is the world's third longest running comic, after Detective Comics and Il Giornalino...

.)

Although the weekly Beezer and Topper had merged, the two comics' annuals (The Beezer Book and The Topper Book
The Topper Book
The Topper Book was the name of the book that had been published every year since 1954, to tie in with the children's comic The Topper. 40 were made over the years. Since they were traditionally published in the autumn and in time for Christmas, since 1966 they had the date of the following year on...

) remained separate publications. The closure of Beezer and Topper led to the closure of the Topper annual as of the 1994 book (published 1993), but The Beezer Book continued in publication annually for some years thereafter, eventually ceasing with the 2003 book (published 2002). Other Beezer publications which continued after the weekly comic's closure were The Best of Beezer (launched 1988, closed 1996) and The Beezer Summer Special (launched 1973, known as the 'Holiday Special' from 1998 onwards, closed 2002).

Vintage strips from the Beezer were published alongside stories from other D. C. Thomson publications in Classics from the Comics
Classics from the Comics
Classics from the Comics was a UK comic, published from March 1996 until October 2010. Published monthly, it was D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd's third all-reprint comic...

, which was published from 1996 to 2010.

Strips


Strips in The Beezer included:
  • Adrian the Barbarian
    Adrian the Barbarian
    Adrian the Barbarian was a comic strip in the comic The Beezer, and later the merged Beezer and Topper, first introduced in 1989. It featured a boy who dressed as a barbarian with a magical sword. He lived in a very strange world where almost anything could happen, whether it be good or bad...

     (1989–93) - reprinted as of 19 July 2008 issue (3441) of The Beano as Olaff the Madlander. Drawn by Robert Nixon
    Robert Nixon
    Robert Fletcher Nixon is a retired politician in the province of Ontario, Canada. The son of former Premier of Ontario Harry Nixon, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a 1962 by-election following his father's death...

     and Sid Burgon
    Sid Burgon
    Sidney William Burgon better known as Sid Burgon was a British comics artist. After working as a Mechanic and drawing as a hobby he was encouraged by coworkers into furthering his artistic nature. He gave up his job in 1963 and became a freelance cartoonist with some of his early work being...

  • Baby Crockett
    Baby Crockett
    Baby Crockett was one of the longest running comic strips that ran from The Beezer issue 34 to Beezer 1809...

     (1956–93) - supposedly a baby version of Davy Crockett
    Davy Crockett
    David "Davy" Crockett was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S...

    , but in practice a modern-day "cute toddler" strip. Drawn by Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie was a Scottish cartoonist. He is known for work on comics published by D. C. Thomson.-Biography:...

  • The Badd Lads
    The Badd Lads
    The Badd Lads was a comic strip that ran in The Beezer for twenty years starring Fingers, Knuck and Boss who were inept crooks. They were always getting caught, escaping jail and then finding themselves incarcerated again...

     - a group of three criminals (Boss, Fingers and Knucklehead) always on the run or bungling an attempted crime. Drawn by Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge was a British cartoonist, best known for his contributions to DC Thomson's range of comics. He was married, had one daughter, and lived in Bishopbriggs near Glasgow....

    . Later by Barrie Appleby
    Barrie Appleby
    Barrie Appleby is a British comics artist who works mainly for Scottish publisher D. C. Thomson & Co., drawing strips such as Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger for The Beano since the 1970s. He has also drawn Cuddles and Dimples for The Dandy, as well as strips for Nutty, Hoot, Monster Fun and...

    .
  • Barney's Barmy Army
  • Beefy Dan The Fast-Food Man
  • Black Bun
    Black bun
    Black bun is a type of fruit cake completely covered with pastry. It is Scottish in origin, originally eaten on Twelfth Night but now enjoyed at Hogmanay....

     - a rabbit stealing cabbages from a farmer. Drawn by George Martin
  • Blinky
    Blinky (comic strip character)
    Blinky was a fictional character in a comic strip in the UK comic The Dandy, about a boy with large, thick glasses and the chaos he always causes, as what he sees through his glasses is a galaxy different from the rest of the world...

     - About Colonel Blink's short-sighted nephew. Drawn by George Martin and Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

    . (Now in The Dandy
    The Dandy
    The Dandy is a long running children's comic published in the United Kingdom by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. The first issue was printed in 1937 and it is the world's third longest running comic, after Detective Comics and Il Giornalino...

    )
  • The Banana Bunch (1956–93) - about a group of kids, Brainy, Dopey, Lanky, Titch, Fatty, Cookie (1977–1979), Thatch (1977–1986), Sis (1994-), Mitzy, 2004-. Drawn by George Martin
    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"— a title that he often describes as "nonsense," but the fact remains that he served as producer on all but one of The Beatles' original albums...

    . Robert Nixon
    Robert Nixon
    Robert Fletcher Nixon is a retired politician in the province of Ontario, Canada. The son of former Premier of Ontario Harry Nixon, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a 1962 by-election following his father's death...

    , Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

     and Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson is a Scottish comic artist who drew characters for Fleetway in 1973–1990, and D.C Thomson from 1986-onwards. He lives in Leith, with three kids, and is a Hearts supporter.He is famous for drawing comics such as:-Fleetway:...

    . Reprinted in Dandy Xtreme
    The Dandy
    The Dandy is a long running children's comic published in the United Kingdom by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. The first issue was printed in 1937 and it is the world's third longest running comic, after Detective Comics and Il Giornalino...

     in 2004 and 2010.
  • The Black Sapper - 1959 story about a thief who stole the Crown Jewels with his tunnelling machine called the Earthworm.
  • Cap'n Hand and his Mutinous Band - a pirate captain and his endlessly rebellious crew
  • Colonel Blink
    Colonel Blink
    Colonel Blink was a fictional character in a comic strip in the UK comic The Beezer, first appearing in November 1958. Denis Gifford in his Encyclopedia of Comic Characters attributes his creation to "Carmichael." These days he occasionally appears in the reprint Classics from the Comics series...

     The Short-Sighted Gink- About a man who is as blind as a bat. Originally drawn by Tom Bannister, later drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

  • Club 5 - Beezer's own version of the Dandy's Cuddles and Dimples
    Cuddles and Dimples
    Cuddles and Dimples are fictional characters in the UK comic The Dandy. The stories are based around two toddler brothers who like to cause double the trouble whether they go, much to the dismay of their parents, who in the earlier strips, were referred to as Daddums and Mumsie...

  • First Ada - About a tomboy girl, who looks after hurt animals. Drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

    . A Plug
    Plug (comic)
    Plug was a British comic that ran for 76 issues from 14 September 1977 until 4 February 1979, when it merged with The Beezer.A spin-off from The Bash Street Kids comic strip in The Beano, the comic was based around the character Plug who was a distinctive character in the Bash Street Kids strip...

     merger.
  • Fred's Bed
    Fred's Bed
    Fred's Bed is a comic strip in the British comic The Beano. It originally appeared in the The Topper section of the merged The Beezer and Topper comic in 1991. In the first strip, Fred breaks his old bed and when Fred and his mum go out to buy a new one, she buys the cheapest bed in the shop...

     (1990–93) - recently reprinted in The Beano
    The Beano
    The Beano is a British children's comic, published by D.C. Thomson & Co and is arguably their most successful.The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938, and was published weekly. During the Second World War,The Beano and The Dandy were published on alternating weeks because of paper and ink...

    , but now new strips. Drawn by David Parkins
    David Parkins
    David Parkins is a British cartoonist and illustrator who has worked for D.C. Thomson, publisher of The Beano and The Dandy. Now based in Canada, he illustrates children's picture books....

     and occasionally Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson is a Scottish comic artist who drew characters for Fleetway in 1973–1990, and D.C Thomson from 1986-onwards. He lives in Leith, with three kids, and is a Hearts supporter.He is famous for drawing comics such as:-Fleetway:...

    .
  • Geezer
    Geezer (comic strip)
    Geezer was a character in the comic strip The Beezer. he was illustrated by Trevor Metcalfe and Robert Nixon as well as sometimes by Jimmy Hansen in the annuals. The character was a lot like The Beano's very own Roger the Dodger as he was always trying to get money by making sneaky schemes....

     (1989–93) - about a young boy, who always was after money. Similar to Roger the Dodger
    Roger the Dodger
    This is the article for The Beano comic strip, for other uses please see Roger the Dodger Roger the Dodger is a fictional character featured regularly in the UK comic The Beano...

    . Drawn by Robert Nixon
    Robert Nixon
    Robert Fletcher Nixon is a retired politician in the province of Ontario, Canada. The son of former Premier of Ontario Harry Nixon, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a 1962 by-election following his father's death...

    , Trevor Metcalfe
    Trevor Metcalfe
    Trevor Metcalfe born May 1939 in Brotton, Yorkshire is a British illustrator and comic book artist. Known for his comic strips in IPC Magazines comics such as Sweet Tooth and Junior Rotter in Whizzer and Chips....

     and Jimmy Hansen.
  • Gnatasha (1990–93) - The daughter of Gnasher and sister of Gnipper from the Beano in her own strip in the late 80s and early 90s of the Beezer/Beezer & Topper. Drawn by Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie was a Scottish cartoonist. He is known for work on comics published by D. C. Thomson.-Biography:...

  • Ginger
    Ginger (comics)
    Ginger was The Beezer's cover star from its first issue until 1961. Pop, Dick and Harry took over the cover for a few years afterwards, but Ginger returned to the front cover in the late 1960s .He was originally created by Dudley D...

     (1956-90 - whole Beezer run)- cover star in earliest issues, and from mid-1960s to 1987.
  • The Gobbles - a group of vultures always on the lookout for food. Similar to The Three Bears
  • Hugh's Zoo (1977–82) - About a boy who has his own zoo. Drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

    . A Plug
    Plug (comic)
    Plug was a British comic that ran for 76 issues from 14 September 1977 until 4 February 1979, when it merged with The Beezer.A spin-off from The Bash Street Kids comic strip in The Beano, the comic was based around the character Plug who was a distinctive character in the Bash Street Kids strip...

     merger.
  • Hungry Hoss (1981–87) - a horse owned by Joe the cowboy robber who couldn't stop eating. Drawn by Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie was a Scottish cartoonist. He is known for work on comics published by D. C. Thomson.-Biography:...

  • The Iron Eaters - sponges from space that ate iron, causing all kinds of problems
  • Iron Hand
    Iron Hand
    "Iron Hand" is a song by the rock band Dire Straits released on their album On Every Street in 1991. It relates to the Battle of Orgreave during the UK miners' strike , with Mark Knopfler remarking on how the police charge on horseback into the crowd of striking miners had reminded him of the...

  • The Jellymen
    The Jellymen
    The Jellymen was a comic strip that ran in The Beezer from Feb 1960-September 1960.The Jellymen were grey, five-legged humanoids who had suckers instead of hands. These suckers produced giant bubbles that could solidify and imprison humans...

     Five-legged invaders from the deep
  • Joe Soap - About a boy and his grandpa and a strange lot of bubbles. Drawn by John Dallas. A Cracker
    Cracker (comic)
    Cracker was a British comic printed by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd that ran from the issues dated 18 January 1975 to 11 September 1976 , when it merged with The Beezer...

     merger.
  • Little Mo (1964–93) - a generic resourceful/mischievous tomboy who frequently warred with an older boy called Mugsy.
  • Mr Licko and his Lollipops
  • My Pal, Ropey
  • Old Git - An implausibly old man who terrorised schoolchildren by firing rotten potatoes and boiling hot chip fat at them from a military grade cannon.
  • Our Sheriff's An Ape- About a town with two sheriffs. One who's human called Danny Blain, and another who's an ape named Charlie.
  • Paw, Maw and Porky(1986–90) - Later on just called 'Porky'. Drawn by John Geering
    John Geering
    John Keith Geering was a British cartoonist with a distinctive, occasionally flamboyant style, most famous for his work for DC Thomson comics including Sparky, The Topper, Cracker, Plug, Nutty, The Beano and The Dandy....

  • Plug
    Plug (comic)
    Plug was a British comic that ran for 76 issues from 14 September 1977 until 4 February 1979, when it merged with The Beezer.A spin-off from The Bash Street Kids comic strip in The Beano, the comic was based around the character Plug who was a distinctive character in the Bash Street Kids strip...

     (1977–86) (from Plug)
  • Pop, Dick and Harry
    Pop, Dick and Harry
    Pop, Dick and Harry was a long lasting comic strip series that ran in the The Beezer comic from 1956-1990. It was the only comic strip to run for the full duration of the comic's run. Dick and Harry were always unkind to their overweight father. Twins, Dick and Harry, sported the most ridiculous...

     - early cover story about twins trying to outsmart their father. In every issue.
  • Saucy Sue (1981–87)
  • Scrapper (1975–88) - About a young lad who always gets into fights. Drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

     and George Martin
    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"— a title that he often describes as "nonsense," but the fact remains that he served as producer on all but one of The Beatles' original albums...

    . Originally appeared in Cracker.
  • Smiffy (1960s–88) - About a boy who liked getting dirty. Drawn by Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie was a Scottish cartoonist. He is known for work on comics published by D. C. Thomson.-Biography:...

  • Space Patrol
  • Spacewacker - name of the family spaceship. The feature was a development of the earlier "Bushwacker" strip, in which an Australian father and his two children (who never grew older despite various versions of Bushwacker and many years of publication) - journeyed in a "land yacht" capable of travelling on land or water under sail or jet engine power. Bushwacker later developed into a flying, sailing, submersible wheeled helicopter. The storyline moved on with the "Spacewacker" in which the same party roamed around a strange alien world. The vehicle was a large bubble-fronted vehicle that travelled on rollers and bristled with gadgets on demand.
  • Sting (1988–93) - about a group of bees, (Originally called "The Beezers") later just one bee called Sting. Drawn by Bob Dewar
  • The Hillys and the Billys - two feuding hillbilly
    Hillbilly
    Hillbilly is a term referring to certain people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas of the United States, primarily Appalachia but also the Ozarks. Owing to its strongly stereotypical connotations, the term is frequently considered derogatory, and so is usually offensive to those Americans of...

     families. This strip was surprisingly violent, with the families eager to shoot each other with shotguns - even to the point of co-operating in order to steal guns from the sheriff. Drawn by George Martin
    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"— a title that he often describes as "nonsense," but the fact remains that he served as producer on all but one of The Beatles' original albums...

     and later on by Barry Glennard
    Barry Glennard
    Barry Glennard is a British comics artist who works mainly for Scottish publisher D. C. Thomson & Co.. He has drawn a number of strips for The Beano over the years including Pansy Potter, The Beano Birds, Gnasher and Gnipper and The Numskulls. Only one of these four currently remains in The Beano...

  • The Munchers(1981–86) - About a bunch of thieving rabbits. Similar to The Nibblers
    The Nibblers
    The Nibblers were fictional characters who had their own comic strip in the UK comic The Beano. The Nibblers were a community of mice who lived in a hole in the wall, and were always stealing food from Porky, the fat owner of the house. Porky and his cat Whiskers were repeatedly foiled in their...

     from The Beano
    The Beano
    The Beano is a British children's comic, published by D.C. Thomson & Co and is arguably their most successful.The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938, and was published weekly. During the Second World War,The Beano and The Dandy were published on alternating weeks because of paper and ink...

    . Drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

  • The Numskulls
    The Numskulls
    The Numskulls is a comic strip in The Beano, a UK comic. The strip is about some tiny human like creatures that live inside the head of Edd Case , a boy, and control his actions.The Numskulls are:...

     - small "people" living in your head, each working in their own department: brain, eyes, nose, ears, and mouth (now in The Beano
    The Beano
    The Beano is a British children's comic, published by D.C. Thomson & Co and is arguably their most successful.The comic first appeared on 30 July 1938, and was published weekly. During the Second World War,The Beano and The Dandy were published on alternating weeks because of paper and ink...

    .) Drawn by Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge was a British cartoonist, best known for his contributions to DC Thomson's range of comics. He was married, had one daughter, and lived in Bishopbriggs near Glasgow....

     and later on by Tom Lavery
    Tom Lavery
    Thomas Patrick Lavery was a South African athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.He was born in Scotland and died in Germiston....

     and Steve Bright.
  • Tommy's Toybox - Tommy finds a toolbox from space and builds all kinds of interesting things
  • True Brit - a boy named Tommy Britain who appeared on the cover between 1987 and 1988.
  • Tuff and Tiny - About a young caveboy and his cowardly pet dragon. Drawn by Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell
    C. Gordon Bell is an American computer engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX...

  • Twitt Hall- Drawn by John Geering
    John Geering
    John Keith Geering was a British cartoonist with a distinctive, occasionally flamboyant style, most famous for his work for DC Thomson comics including Sparky, The Topper, Cracker, Plug, Nutty, The Beano and The Dandy....

  • The Wabits - a strip from the early 90s featuring a load of cute looking wabits who do nasty things whilst Adrian the Barbarian isn't looking.
  • The Wallies of Winkle Street (1984–87)- A family
  • Young Sid The Copper's Kid- About a young lad called Sid and his dad PC 99. Drawn by George Martin
    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"— a title that he often describes as "nonsense," but the fact remains that he served as producer on all but one of The Beatles' original albums...


Famous creators


Well known creators who worked for Beezer include:
  • Leo Baxendale
    Leo Baxendale
    Leo Baxendale is a British cartoonist, who was the creator of the classic Beano strips Little Plum , Minnie the Minx , The Bash Street Kids and The Three Bears .Leo Baxendale was at the end of his National Service days in the RAF, when he decided he...

  • Gordon Bell
    Gordon Bell (artist)
    Gordon Bell is an artist who lives in the UK. From the 1960s onward he has worked extensively for D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, publishers of The Beano and The Dandy comics . His sketchy, breezy cartoon style places the emphasis firmly on the foreground characters, with the backgrounds often consisting...

  • Paddy Brennan
    Paddy Brennan
    Paddy Brennan is an Irish comics artist who worked mainly in the UK, drawing adventure strips for D. C. Thomson & Co. titles. He was a freelancer, working six months of the year in Dublin and six months in London....

  • David Law
    David Law
    David "Davey" Law was a Scottish cartoonist best known for creating Dennis the Menace and Beryl the Peril for Dundee publishers D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd ....

  • Joe McCaffrey
  • Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson
    Tom Paterson is a Scottish comic artist who drew characters for Fleetway in 1973–1990, and D.C Thomson from 1986-onwards. He lives in Leith, with three kids, and is a Hearts supporter.He is famous for drawing comics such as:-Fleetway:...

  • Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie
    Bill Ritchie was a Scottish cartoonist. He is known for work on comics published by D. C. Thomson.-Biography:...

  • Dudley D. Watkins
    Dudley D. Watkins
    Dudley Dexter Watkins was a British cartoonist and illustrator. He is best known for his characters Oor Wullie and The Broons; comic strips featuring them have appeared in Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post since 1936, along with annual compilations...

  • Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge
    Malcolm Judge was a British cartoonist, best known for his contributions to DC Thomson's range of comics. He was married, had one daughter, and lived in Bishopbriggs near Glasgow....

  • George Martin
    George Martin
    Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"— a title that he often describes as "nonsense," but the fact remains that he served as producer on all but one of The Beatles' original albums...

  • Bob Dewar
  • John Geering
    John Geering
    John Keith Geering was a British cartoonist with a distinctive, occasionally flamboyant style, most famous for his work for DC Thomson comics including Sparky, The Topper, Cracker, Plug, Nutty, The Beano and The Dandy....