Sunday, 2 October 2016
Nope, not that Quincy. Tho' let's face it, if the mighty Jack Klugman had had his own comic strip back in the Bronze Age, we'd've been all over that like a cheap suit.
This Quincy is the story of a tenement kid and his philosophical musings, ran from 1970 to 1986, and was by Ted Shearer, making it one of the first newspaper strips about a black protagonist by a black creator. It's gentle and upbeat, and has a masterful sense of evocation, which is really why I like it, as you are absolutely there in '70's Harlem with Quincy and his pals.
Liked a lot of the lost newspaper strips here, ( Conchy, Friday Foster and so on. ) I reckon it deserves a glossy reprint.
Here's most of what I've managed to locate from round the net.