Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Daily 'Combat Colin' - Part 2

Here's the second part of One Of Our Milkmen Is Missing! Originally published in Action Force No.15, 13th June 1987. 

This episode introduces the 'Colinplane', although I'd later redesign it as the Combat Plane. (In retrospect, perhaps Colinplane was funnier?) Anyway, the smiley, tongue-out decal on the 'plane became an occasional motif I'd use on various Combat gear in later stories. I'm not sure if I was the first to customise the smiley face with a tongue (surely not?) but it certainly pre-dates the emoticons used on the Internet.

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ian01604 said...

So unrealistic; as if Nuneaton Boro would win in the cup final. ;-)

Russell said...

yay! Just noticed you are blogging again Lew. Welcome back to the internet :-)

Tiniebras said...

1986? So were you parodying Watchmens Smiley face, or were they drawing inspiration from Colin? ;)

Lew Stringer said...

I think I was just parodying the smiley face that had been around since the 1970s (or sixties?), adding a tongue to indicate daftness. :)