Monday 30 September 2013

Top 10 Comics in Comics - No 9 Jonathan Ross

In anticipation of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre's long-awaited second comic book "Goes To Hollywood" - buy it now for Christmas (NB that link will work as soon as the comic's ready) - we're looking at the Top Ten comics based on comedians. And at number 9 we find...

Jonathan Ross has a unique place in British comics history, being one of our most famous comic collectors (he has a house at the foot of his garden where he keeps his comic collection and briefly opened a comic shop with fellow fan Paul Gambaccini), a recently emerged comics writer, with his books Turf and America's Got Powers, and most significantly (for this countdown) as the man who was the model for the villian, the Devil indeed, in one of Mark (Kiss Ass) Millar's first ever comic books, Saviour. "It wasn’t really me," says Jonathan of his comic book debut (here on Comics Alliance, "it was basically Satan, but he had a talk show". He has more recently appeared in The Beano (below), in the Comic Relief comic in 1991, and was the presenter of the very first National Comics Awards in 1997, produced by the Scottish Falsetto Socks' producer Kev F Sutherland, for which Jonathan presented the show for free.

No 10 - Arthur Askey
No 9 - Jonathan Ross
No 8 - K*? D**?
No 7 - S*****? C*****?
No 6 - R*? V****?
No 5 - B***? C******?
No 4 - L****? & H***?
No 3 - H***? H**?
No 2 - T*? G*****?
No 1 - ?

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Goes To Hollywood is their second comic book, an 80 page bonanza of comic strip adaptations of some of their best sketches including Star Wars, Casablanca, Robin Hood, A Christmas Carol and many more. As soon as it's ready, click here to order a copy. Their first comic book, Sock, featuring Halloween, Torchwool, Life On Mars, Primarkeval and Romeo & Juliet is still available in print and on Kindle.

SOCKS IN SPACE - The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are on tour... NOW!

Oct 5 - Farnham Maltings
Oct 11 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
Oct 24 - The Capitol, Horsham
Oct 25 - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
Oct 26 - Canterbury Festival
Nov 1 - Ace Centre, Nelson
Nov 2 - Leeds Carriageworks
Nov 14 - Hull Comedy Festival
Nov 15 - Ropewalk, Barton On Humber
Nov 16 - Chorley Little Theatre
Nov 17 - Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester
Nov 30 - Christmas Special, Camden Head, London
Dec 6 - Christmas Special, Ring O'Bells, Bath

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