Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Gasworks Gang 2014

One of the things I'm enjoying about working on the Lord Snooty strip is that I'm bringing in some of his old supporting characters. That includes Snooty's enemies The Gasworks Gang! (No relation to the gang of the same name who later appeared in IPC's Cor!! of course.)

I always enjoyed seeing this surly, scruffy band of bullies getting their comeuppance in the Lord Snooty strips of the 1960s. I've redesigned them a bit but they're still the same resentful bunch of thugs, - and they'll still get their just deserts if they mess with Snooty!

Lord Snooty appears in The Beano every Wednesday. Only £2.


John Pitt said...

I've got to wonder if kids of today would actually know what a gasworks IS?!

Lew Stringer said...

That's true, although the gags aren't about gasworks so the readers shouldn't be confused, - hopefully! Anyway, kids today have all the information in the world at their fingertips so I'd imagine they just Google anything they're not sure about. Perhaps.

John Pitt said...

Did you ever read the Gas Gang in the Metal Men ( one of my very favourite DC titles )? If you never read MM I HIGHLY recommend the Archives vol.1!

Lew Stringer said...

The first time I encountered the Metal Men was actually at infant school as part of the 'Wet Day Comics' teachers gave us to read if it was raining at playtime. I've read a few over the years but not a massive fan. I had that archive but I sold it.