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Thursday, April 18, 2019

On This Day: 18 Apr

Tottering-By-Gently: Vol. III (The O'Shea Gallery; 2003) ISBN-13: 978-0953277223

First Appearances:

Luke Kirby (Summer Magic) in 2000 A.D. (Fleetway Publications) Prog 571 (1988).

Births:

Des Taylor (1971)

Deaths:

Frank Reynolds (1953); Edward Barker (1997)

Notable Events:

Nelson and Tik and Tok newspaper strips ended in 1925.
The Jinks Family newspaper strip began in The Daily Mirror in 1927.
The Daily Express published the final Jeff Hawke strip in 1974.
Forbidden Planet (New York) opened at 821 Broadway (at 12th), New York, in 1981.
The Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival took place on this day in 2008.
Alan Moore: Storyteller by Gary Spencer Millidge was released in 2011.
The inaugural Birmingham Comics Festival began at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in 2015.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

On This Day: 16 Apr

The Best of Roy of the Rovers Monthly (Fleetway Publications) #01 (May 1988).
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The Art of Doctor Who (Panini Magazines) #40 (2015).

La Squab: The Black Rose of Auschwitz by David Britton (Savoy Books; 2012) ISBN-10: 0 86130 125 0

First Appearances:

Tiger Tim in Mrs. Hippo’s Kindergarten newspaper strip (1904).
Sgt.-Major John Chard ("Kill, Kill for Kali!") in The Victor (D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.) #61 (21 Apr 1962).

Births:

Gianluigi Coppola (1928)

Notable Events:

Film and comic strip star Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889.
Tiger Tim made his first appearance in a one–off strip in The Daily Illustrated Mirror in 1904.
The Mulligans newspaper strip began in The Daily Mirror in 1938.
Little Joe newspaper strip began in The Daily Mirror in 1973.
Jane, Grand Daughter of Jane newspaper strip began in The Daily Mirror in 1985.