Saturday, 9 August 2014
Sunshine Bay by Tom Plant
Browsing in the small press section of Travelling Man this popped.
It totally caught my eye.
There is something reminiscent of my old favourite comics Beano, Whizzer and Chips, Dandy, Buster, The Beezer, The Topper...just crashed down memory lane there
(Going round to the pastor's house, the kids had all the annuals, you'd sit in there on a rainy day working your way through their collection. At home we had Beano and Dandy comics, my sister got Judy and Bunty, folks got Eagle and big brother had X-men, them were the days when you could just spend all rainy afternoon in a stack of comics...or by a rainy english seaside in a beach hut reading Commando)
I guess this may be why this appealed to me so much
A funny little postcard tale from the seaside, the colour and style flow strongly through the whole mini comic, strong characterful drawings and quirky and funny tale.
Nice little treasure for the collection.
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Also found this wonderful page with the making of Sunshine Bay, a fine example of how much effort goes into the art form.