Friday, 15 March 2013

Unseen Horrors!

Whilst sorting through some old artwork the other day I found this page I drew 21 years ago, - The Curse of Bumface! Where's it from? Was it ever published? I can't remember exactly, but from the school theme and the mild swearing I'd guess it was intended for a comic for older children. Acne perhaps? Possibly not. Maybe it was for a comic that didn't get past the 'dummy' stage? I know I definitely didn't do any more than this first episode, but I did revise the character as Butt-Face for Toxic ten years later in 2002.

If you can shed any light on it, please let me know. 

Meanwhile, I thought it'd be fun to create a mock up of the cover of the comic that features in the story, so yesterday I knocked this together. The never-before seen ('cos it never existed) cover to Horror of the Bum Spirit No.1 from March 1953. Click on images to see them larger.


NP said...


Manic Man said...

6d in 1950? cor.. could have brought 2 and a half copies of the Beano for that ^_^

Lew Stringer said...

True, but the type of comics I'm parodying with that fake cover were 6d back in 1953.