Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Stewpot's Fun Book
I'd feel fairly secure in saying I'd be probably the only person who remembers this one, but let's see.
Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart was a Radio 1 DJ and ubiquitous face on '70's UK TV who had what must've been the lamest catchphrase ever: 'Mornniing!' and who reached a height of fame sufficient to allow this vanity project from Look-In, his very own fun book. 'Fun' being a word used here in it's loosest definition, as you'll see.
This is another one of those things I bought while on summer holiday because there weren't any real comics around ( nope, not even Alan Class comics! ), and the strips herein are about as teeth-grindingly, arse-clenchingly unfunny as any you've ever seen.
But what they do have is Trevor Metcalfe's gorgeously old fashioned cartoon style, making them beautiful to look at, even when you want to hurl the script across the room.
Plus Denis Gifford, Britain's longest serving comics historian, is involved, and I just can't bring myself to be mean to Denis Gifford.