How embarrassing. You know, if people didn’t think I was a genius because of the fact that I can write and draw comic strips :p – they’d realise that I’m actually an idiot.

So I did this strip, thinking this is great! It’ll be really current and seasonal! Then my wife just told me over dinner that… no, worse: my 9 year old son told me that, Halloween isn’t for over a month!


Roll With It!

But “What the hell”, I decide, after spending some minutes feeling stupid, and wondering, “Can I pull off another strip from scratch with 2.5 hours for my Friday Deadline?” No, is the answer to that one! I worked flat out today from 11am – 5:30pm forgetting to even eat lunch, doing this one. But – I decided, I’ll roll with it. I’ll do a Halloween/spooky strip every Friday from here until OCTOBER 31st. October.

Sound good?

At least I’m not doing Christmas stuff yet!


Classic Horror


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Above: The best Fun Comic ever. Monster Fun!

Didn’t we all love those classic monsters in the 1970s though? Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy… We may have been too young to actually see any of the films, but they were pop-culture icons. The best comic ever – for me, as a 7 or 8 year old 70s kid, was Monster Fun! From the same publishing house as Whoopee! – Monster Fun had everything. It was a comic (check), it was funny (check, check), it was full of monsters and ghosts (check, check, CHECK!)

My cousin Ross, in Merseyside gave me a heap of them during one family visit to the relatives Liverpool, and I just loved them. They even had their own version of JAWS. He was called GUMS! And his strapline was ‘His Bark is Worse than his Bite’.

Later, I graduated to HOOK-JAW, which was another more cynical play on the popularity of JAWS in the extremely violent ACTION Comic.

** Stay Groovy, all you 1970s kids! **

– John White

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