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Friday, 12 March 2010

More Carol Day newspaper strip stories online

Fans of the classic  Carol Day newspaper strip may be interested to hear that the strip's official web site,  www.carol-day. com has recently updated with new stories and art. The new stories are "Money Matters" and "Jimmy Hayes".

Carol Day ran from 1956-1967, and was created by David Wright:  it was syndicated in around 70 papers around the world, but this high-spot of the newspaper comic strip has never been collected, and it never appeared in the US.

According to Patrick Wright, David's son, "even though the Hearst Newspaper did attempt to head-hunt my father in the early 1950s, it was felt Carol Day was too sophisticated for the American market!"
They've also added a few new pieces of original art for sale from Dangerous Currents (
Roger Clark, who runs the site, has also been able to put together about half the episodes of the story from the first Carol Day story, "Charles Logan" .  

"I think it's enough that you can make sense of the story even with the gaps, and the art is so nice to look at that it seems well worth putting up, even  in incomplete form."

This site is a real labour of love and a great archive of a classic British newspaper strip that fully deserves wider attention.

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