History ComicStrip / ThePerishers

15th Dec '16 1:11:04 AM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''The Perishers''' was a long-running British newspaper comic strip, appearing in the ''Daily Mirror'' from about 1959 until its final cancellation in 2006. The strip was mostly written by Maurice Dodd, who also worked as an advertising copywriter. In actual fact, Dodd was neither the strip's creator, nor its original writer -- the strip was jointly created by its original artist Dennis Collins, and the ''Daily Mirror's'' entertainments editor, while its first writer, Ben Witham got fired within weeks after the first few strips were regarded as dismally unfunny -- but his name has always been the one most closely associated with the strip. Until 1983 it was drawn by Dennis Collins, in a highly detailed style which subsequent artists could never quite match. As of 2010 the ''Mirror'' is reprinting 1960s strips with Collins art and new colouring, somewhat squashed to fit a modern comic page and containing some updates to topical material - e.g., Maisie's references to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson Mr. Wilson]]" are now directed to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron Mr. Cameron]]".

to:

'''The Perishers''' ''The Perishers'' was a long-running British newspaper comic strip, appearing in the ''Daily Mirror'' from about 1959 until its final cancellation in 2006. The strip was mostly written by Maurice Dodd, who also worked as an advertising copywriter. In actual fact, Dodd was neither the strip's creator, nor its original writer -- the strip was jointly created by its original artist Dennis Collins, and the ''Daily Mirror's'' entertainments editor, while its first writer, Ben Witham got fired within weeks after the first few strips were regarded as dismally unfunny -- but his name has always been the one most closely associated with the strip. Until 1983 it was drawn by Dennis Collins, in a highly detailed style which subsequent artists could never quite match. As of 2010 the ''Mirror'' is reprinting 1960s strips with Collins art and new colouring, somewhat squashed to fit a modern comic page and containing some updates to topical material - e.g., Maisie's references to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson Mr. Wilson]]" are now directed to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron Mr. Cameron]]".
21st Sep '15 12:38:47 PM TheLyniezian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ABoyAndHisX: Wellington and Boot are a boy and his Old English Sheepdog.


Added DiffLines:

* ABoyAndHisX: Wellington and Boot are a boy and his Old English Sheepdog.
21st Sep '15 12:38:00 PM TheLyniezian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ABoyAndHisX: Wellington and Boot are a boy and his Old English Sheepdog.
15th Sep '15 2:54:33 AM Trueman001
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SpeechBubble: Baby Grumpling speaks in lower-case; Fred Kilroy the Teutonic Tortoise speaks in Fraktur (German copperplate).

to:

* SpeechBubble: Baby Grumpling speaks in lower-case; Fred Adolf Kilroy the Teutonic Tortoise speaks in Fraktur (German copperplate).
27th Jun '15 11:41:23 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The strip features a group of urban schoolchildren and a dog. As such it is sometimes described as a British equivalent of ''{{Peanuts}}'', although it has a very different art style and relies on quirkily British humour in the tradition of music hall and Creator/SpikeMilligan (Charlie Brown and Snoopy were featured since the late 50s in the ''Daily Sketch'' and the ''Daily Mail'' since the 1970s).

to:

The strip features a group of urban schoolchildren and a dog. As such it is sometimes described as a British equivalent of ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', although it has a very different art style and relies on quirkily British humour in the tradition of music hall and Creator/SpikeMilligan (Charlie Brown and Snoopy were featured since the late 50s in the ''Daily Sketch'' and the ''Daily Mail'' since the 1970s).
27th Jun '15 3:36:05 PM RAraya
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The strip features a group of urban schoolchildren and a dog. As such it is sometimes described as a British equivalent of ''{{Peanuts}}'', although it has a very different art style and relies on quirkily British humour in the tradition of music hall and Creator/SpikeMilligan.

to:

The strip features a group of urban schoolchildren and a dog. As such it is sometimes described as a British equivalent of ''{{Peanuts}}'', although it has a very different art style and relies on quirkily British humour in the tradition of music hall and Creator/SpikeMilligan.
Creator/SpikeMilligan (Charlie Brown and Snoopy were featured since the late 50s in the ''Daily Sketch'' and the ''Daily Mail'' since the 1970s).
19th Jan '15 7:19:50 AM TheLyniezian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: it seems Wellington can live quite happily technically homeless without them interfering. He even goes to a school which doesn't check up on him. Possibly subverted when Wellington has to substitute crying out for the "Welfare lady!" instead of his "Mother!" (he doesn't have one).
19th Jan '15 7:14:32 AM TheLyniezian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Pretty rare, but Wellington and Boot moving into an abandoned railway station bulding is made possible by the fact that [[SarcasmMode that nice Dr. Beeching]] had closed down the line it was on.

to:

* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Pretty rare, but Wellington and Boot moving into an abandoned railway station bulding is made possible by the fact that [[SarcasmMode that nice Dr. Beeching]] had closed down the line it was on. [[note]]The ''Daily Mirror'' being a Labour-leaning paper, and the Beeching cuts being very unpopular with Labour and the trade union movement, this dig would doubtless reflect the readerships views.[[/note]]
30th Sep '14 4:58:32 PM SHWPMd
Is there an issue? Send a Message
30th Sep '14 3:47:30 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''The Perishers''' was a long-running British newspaper comic strip, appearing in the ''Daily Mirror'' from about 1959 until its final cancellation in 2006. The strip was mostly written by Maurice Dodd, who also worked as an advertising copywriter. In actual fact, Dodd was neither the strip's creator, nor its original writer -- the strip was jointly created by its original artist Dennis Collins, and the ''Daily Mirror's'' entertainments editor, while its first writer, Ben Witham got fired within weeks after the first few strips were regarded as dismally unfunny -- but his name has always been the one most closely associated with the strip. Until 1983 it was drawn by Dennis Collins, in a highly detailed style which subsequent artists could never quite match. As of 2010 the ''Mirror'' is reprinting 1960s strips with Collins art and new colouring, somewhat squashed to fit a modern comic page and containing some updates to topical material - e.g., Maisie's references to "That nice [[HaroldWilson Mr. Wilson]]" are now directed to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron Mr. Cameron]]".

to:

'''The Perishers''' was a long-running British newspaper comic strip, appearing in the ''Daily Mirror'' from about 1959 until its final cancellation in 2006. The strip was mostly written by Maurice Dodd, who also worked as an advertising copywriter. In actual fact, Dodd was neither the strip's creator, nor its original writer -- the strip was jointly created by its original artist Dennis Collins, and the ''Daily Mirror's'' entertainments editor, while its first writer, Ben Witham got fired within weeks after the first few strips were regarded as dismally unfunny -- but his name has always been the one most closely associated with the strip. Until 1983 it was drawn by Dennis Collins, in a highly detailed style which subsequent artists could never quite match. As of 2010 the ''Mirror'' is reprinting 1960s strips with Collins art and new colouring, somewhat squashed to fit a modern comic page and containing some updates to topical material - e.g., Maisie's references to "That nice [[HaroldWilson [[UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson Mr. Wilson]]" are now directed to "That nice [[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron Mr. Cameron]]".
This list shows the last 10 events of 38. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=ComicStrip.ThePerishers