Tuesday 1 October 2013

Top 10 Comics in Comics - No 8 Ken Dodd

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 8 we find...

Ken Dodd appeared in the sidelines of the strip featuring his puppet characters The Diddymen in the weekly TV Comic in the late 60s and early 70s. TV Comic also featured Dad's Army in strips drawn by Bill Titcombe, who also drew The Diddymen and who went on to draw Benny Hill's adventures in Look-In, while regulars in early issues of TV Comic, which began life in 1951 and kept going until 1984, were ITV's star comedian Dickie Henderson and childrens TV favourite Mr Pastry, while in the sixties there was a comic adaptation of the TV adaptation of the Goons, the Telegoons. TV Comic's best remembered strips include Mighty Moth and the original comic strip version of Doctor Who which began in 1964.

No 10 - Arthur Askey
No 9 - Jonathan Ross
No 8 - Ken Dodd
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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