Thursday 17 October 2013

Top 10 Comics in Comics - No 1 Charlie Chaplin

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 1 we find...

Charlie Chaplin was quite possibly the first comedian to have his own comic strip, with his 'Comic Capers' beginning as a newspaper strip in Chicago in 1915. In France, where his Little Tramp character was known as Charlot, a comic strip of that name (above, courtesy of Comic Vine) ran from 1926 until the 1960s, serialised originally in the weekly Cri-Cri. In Britain, as Lew Stringer describes in his excellent Crikey! blog, Chaplin appeared in a variety of comics including The Funny Wonder (below) where his strip was drawn by Freddie Adkins. In 2009 Chaplin met The Doctor in IDW's Doctor Who comics (below), by Tony Lee and Al Davison.

No 10 - Arthur Askey
No 9 - Jonathan Ross
No 8 - Ken Dodd
No 7 - Stephen Colbert
No 6 - Reg Varney
No 5 - Billy Connolly
No 4 - Laurel & Hardy
No 3 - Harry Hill
No 2 - The Goodies
No 1 - Charlie Chaplin

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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