Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Jim Petrie, 1932-2014








Bugger, another hero's gone - LOVE Jim's stuff, there's not many that give such a sense of "movement" as his wildly spinning limbs and so on do. Plus the weird facial expressions, false teeth popping out, massive tongues... There won't be another like him, that's for sure.

At least his legacy's all there on paper - for Minnie the Minx alone, according to Jim, there's "2000 weekly instalments, 400 annual stories, 35 summer specials and 7 libraries - total, 2,082!".


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  1. DCT should do a Jim's Minnie Special as a tribute to him. I'd buy it.

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    1. Can you imagine a 4000-page+ volume of "The Collected Minnie The Minx"?

      Maybe spread across a few books, like they've been doing with Segar's Popeye for the past decade.

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  2. Don't forget his work on the Incredible Sulk for IPC. Some fantastic stuff there.

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    1. There's LOADS of stuff of his around to love, been looking around for more favourites since I got in from work, just in the process of scanning them now.

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