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Hello, I am the current partner of Ken Reidís Granddaughter, Sarah, who is the daughter of Ken Reidís son, Anthony. Anthony has a large amount of original prints of the comic sketches, ranging from Ali Ha Ha to Roger the Dodger, and I have to say I think they are amazing. It is only now I realise how much talent this man had, when you compare his originals to the ghost sketched ones. The difference in quality is obvious. Your site is a great memory to the man. Regards,
Lee

Hi Peter Simply WONDERFUL to see your site. I was rummaging through stuff in my attic today and came across my collection of 'Faceaches' (I only kept those - not the whole comic). I am very proud of my original Ken Reid drawing. It came about when Faceache was dropped from Buster for a while and I, as a snotty, pompus teenager, took issue with IPC magazines. Not long after, I received an invitation to the Buster offices AND, not long after that, a lovely long letter from Ken along with a Faceache drawing signed "To my friend Chris Marsh, from Ken Reid". We kept in touch for a few years. Anyway, nice site. I now plan to go and look at it in more detail. Chris Marsh
Wow what a great story Chris..... maybe you got Kens job back.... Thanks for your kind comments......Peter

Hi Peter Congratulations on your superb Ken Reid website which I have just discovered! I have been a fan of the artist for many years (over 25 in fact!) and have a small collection of Buster Comics. Faceache is my favourite! And the WWWeirdies cartoons are brilliant too! I only wish that there was a book published containing much of Ken Reid's cartoons. It's nice to see the scans of his artwork on the internet but it would be even better to get hard copies of his cartoons. I photocopied many of the Faceache comic strips and put them in a folder which I read a lot!
I am also an artist, and I have a website which is at
www.alphalink.com.au/~martinh
Once again, you have a fantastic website and keep up the good work! Kind regards,
Martin Harris (Melbourne, Australia) Thanks Martin......Peter

Ever since I was a spotty kid Iíve been fascinated and inspired by the genius of Ken Reid. Through boarding school, Jonah, Ali Ha-Ha and Faceache appeared from nowhere on the pages of my schoolbooks and got me into loadsa trouble! Thanks to people like Ken Reid, I now earn a decent living as an illustrator and cartoonist. Well done Peter. Francis Kaye (Ireland) http://homepage.eircom.net/~athenryart/westside.htm

Thanks for that site, I have only seen a fraction of his work (some of Faceache that is) but love the cartoons and the stories. The good thing for me is that there is so much yet to see, althrough New Zealand is not the easiest place to see it - which is why there is a big thanks to this site. Daniel

First Name : Paul email : couvela@yahoo.co.uk
Seeing Ken Reids comic work again after thirty years is like discovering a secret room in my subconscious which I never suspected was there. Id forgotten all about Faceache and those creepily fascinating wanted posters! Ive been inspired to buy back on eBay all the old Shiver and Shake and Cor!! annuals I had as a kid. Even at seven years old, I knew there was some intangible quality that set Ken Reids work apart from all the rest - but I never even learned his name until I found this site! I hope it will thrive and expand into a comprehensive archive of Kens work.

Artist- Ken Reid

Characters-

The Dandy's Ali Ha-Ha

The Dandy's Little Angel Face

Banger and Masher

The Dandy's Bighead and Thickhead

The Dandy's Bing-Bang Benny

Whoopee's Creepy Creations

Whoopee's Creepy Creations Calendar (Large size!)

Whoopee's Creepy Creations 2
Your kids will love these pictures for there wall if you are brave enough!

Dare a day Davy

Dare a day Davy 2

Escape article and picture of Ken Reid

Jet and Buster's Faceache

Jet and Buster's Faceache 2

Jet and Buster's Faceache 3

Football Forum

Wham! Frankie Stein

Fudge

The Beano's Grandpa

Hugh Fowler

Wham's Jasper the Grasper NEW! First one!!

The Beano's Jinx's

The Beano's Jonah

Manager Matt

Monster Fun's Martha Monster Makeup

Queen of the sea

The Beano's Roger the Dodger

Soccernauts

Sub

Cor!! The Robot Maker

Jackpot's Robot Smith

The Nerv's

The Nervs 2

The Nervs 3

Whoopee!! Tom's Horror World

Whoopee!! Wanted Posters

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies!

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 2!

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 3!

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 4!

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 5!

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 6

Whoopee!! World Wide Weirdies 7

Ken Reid
1919-1987
He was born 18th Dec 1919 in Manchester.
He started cartoon work with The adventures of Fudge the elf 7th April 1938 for The Manchester Evening News.
After war continued with Fudge up to 1961. He did work for Comic cuts before 1953 for the characters Foxy and Super Sam..(Anyone has a example of this please email me and send by JPEG and I'll add to site!)
When Comic Cuts folded..He then did work for DC Thomson in 1953 with Roger the Dodger followed by Grandpa...Jonah..Bing Bang Benny etc..
Jonah had scripts written by Walter Fearne and Reid...Jonah created soon to be Beano editor George Mooney.
Ken Reid encouraged by Leo Baxendale moved to a new comic by I.P.C Wham in 1964 with characters like Frankie Stein. Cosser/Alf Wallace was the Managing editor of Wham. With work in Wham...Pow...Smash..then in Scorcher..Score...he then in 1971 drew the super Faceache for short lived Jet which merged with Buster. He did many other characters and super horror posters for Monster Fun..Shiver and Shake...Whoopee!!..Cor!!...etc.. ..Ken worked on Faceache all the way to his last in 1987. Being the last character he was doing. Alan Clark and others later did the scripts...Ken used to write these himself.
This information is taken from the Alan Clark book.

A special thanks to Paul MCScotty this website is for you.. without your scans and encouragement would not have happened...and I'm so glad it did...I've really got a new appreacation of a super talented artist ..Ken Reid.
Thanks Paul!

New for March 2005 See more of Ken Reid's World-Wide Weirdies....Creepy Creations...Wanted posters and Faceache...as requested.....Peter Gray
Fudge's trip to the moon 1947

See more Fudge the elf at this super website



Other Websites created by me...

NEW for Jan 2007 Ian Knox...Robot Gran..the krazy gang...Dreamy Daniel...Terror Tv..etc..

NEW for Sept 2006 Jim Pertie fansite he drew Minnie the Minx...Incredible Sulk...Softy Sir...The Sparky People..etc...

NEW for Aug 2006 Sid Burgon fansite he drew Joker...Biffo...Adrian the barbarian...Keyhole Kate...Bookworm...Little Monsters..Lollypop...etc...

See all the top UK comic cartoonists Jan 2006..Allan Morley...Frank MC Diamond...Dave Jenner...Dudley D Watkins...David Law....John Dallas...Reg Carter....Lew Stringer...Jimmy Clark...Eric Roberts...Dick Millington...Hunt Emerson....John Sherwood...Rob Lee...and many more covered!!

NEW! Dec 2005 David Sutherland.......Dennis the Menace...Gnasher and Gnipper...Bash Street kids...Ill Will the Germs...Rasher....Jak.....Iron Fish...Billy the Cat...etc..

NEW! Nov 2005 Gordon Bell website showing Pup parade...Spoofer McGraw.....Nipper.....Flapper.......Doodlebug.....Tuff and Tiny....etc...

NEW! See Robert Nixon's work.....Roger the Dodger...Ivy the Terrible...Gums..Family Trees...Laser Eraser...Buytonic boy...Kid Kong...Spare part kit...etc..New for Nov 2005

NEW! See Mike Lacey's work...Sid Snake...Shake...Shiner...Bumpkin Billionaire's...Match of the week...etc.. Aug 2005

My Main website is www.pgcartoons.co.uk


New for April 2005 John Geering....Bananaman...Desperate Dan...Puss and Boots...Sporty...Gums...Smudge...etc..

New for March 2005 More of Ken Reids work..World-wide Weirdies...Wanted posters..Creepy creations and Faceache...etc..


New for March 2005 a website about Brian Walker who did Boxatricks...Scream Inn...The Smasher...Mike's Bike...Old Boy...Pop Dick and Harry...Ghost Train...etc..

New for Jan 2005 a website about the super Leo Baxendale who did The Bash Street kids, Little Plum, Clever Dick, Banana Bunch, Minnie the minxs etc...

NEW! Reg Parlett fansite...Buster..Creepy car...Creepy Comix...Bonehead...Billy Bunter...Fright School...etc...For Sept 2004!

NEW!My Dad's paintings For Aug 2004!

NEW! For July 2004!
See Weird and wacky comic characters like Laser Eraser, Little Monkey, The Wabbits, Pobbles, Mr Bubbles...etc..

NEW! for May 2004 My Newest cartoon comic strip BILLY BIRD.....Check it out!

NEW! For May 2004 Steve Bright website with Steve helping!- Showing his cartoons and comic work Bad Max, Prambo, Brad Break, Dandy Days in Beanotown, Rex and Tex...etc..

NEW for April 2004 My comic strips Sealia and Cowkid! Check it out!!!

NEW for April 2004 by me!!
A Trevor Metcalfe website with his permission.. showing his comic work......Junior Rotter...Sweet Tooth....Town Tarzan...Growing Paynes...Birdman and Chicken...The Amazing 3 and much more...

See Jack.Edward Oliver's comic work...another great British cartoonist! Website created by me!! Cliff Hanger, Mastermind, Vid Kid, My Snoozy dog Woozy, The Champ, Teeny Sweeny, Tv Quiz kids, Robin Good..etc...plus input from the cartoonist himself... Jack talks about his work.

See Tom Paterson Scotland's finest cartoonist! New for Feb 2004(Sweeny Toddler,Buster, Calamity James, Bananaman..etc)

See Terry Bave British cartoonist! (Toyboy, Sammy Shrink, Odd Ball, Watford Gapp..etc)

My cartoon work!

My Mr Men web site!

Comics uk website! I often chat in the forum!

Toonhound's Fleetstreet has an excellent website
dedicated to comics/ artists/ characters from Buster, Whizzer and chips, Whoopee!, Wow!, Krazy, School Fun and much more!!
Toonhound is the inspiration behind this website...

www.lambiek.com/reid_ken.htm a website showing lots of cartoonist all round the world...it also has a link to a Ken Reid interview.

Started March 2004

This is a fan site!

The Beano town website!

The Dandy website!

I'm not associated with Fleetway and DC Thomson comics..Enjoy these pages!

My email is- thejeep2000@yahoo.co.uk

This website will show whole pages from the comics!
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