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Friday, 11 January 2013
Cartoonist Terry Bave remembers the crazy days of British humour comics
(with thanks to Lew Stringer): Terry
Bave, artist of numerous comic strips in British humour comics from the
late 1960s to the 2000's, has published his autobiography.
Terry was at the heart of English cartooning and had a long,
successful career as an artist working on children's comics, such as
Whizzer and Chips, Cor!!, Buster, Whoopee, Dandy and Beano. From the
heyday of the 1960s and 70s, Terry saw the rise, and eventual
decline, of creative cartooning for children's comics.
Working with his wife Shiela, he created new characters, developed
old ones and produced a legacy of a huge body of work focused, always,
on children. Living retired in Devon, his fertile imagination and still
inventive pen have produced a book full of warm, funny and historical
reminiscences, edited and published with the assistance of his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Bave.