Forgive the headline. As you’re about to see, dreadful puns give me pleasure.
This was circa 2010. I honestly cannot remember how/why these came to be. I am certain I pitched the Whizzer & Chips-style concept, though, because I’m only ever one or two ideas away from that. And I suggested Simon Perrins to draw it (here’s his take on that), because he’d done a few other things for me in the past, but never for any money. So, aside from him ‘getting’ what it was about, I was keen he should finally be paid for one of my projects. I think he did a terrific job.
Look, I know the whole thing is really just a laboured gag, but it was still hugely fulfilling to see my words realised like this. Particularly with the extra bits of business Simon put in. The first was done in two-colour, British weekly style…
A year later, SFX were producing a follow-up publication. Was I interested in doing another instalment? I was, and luckily, so was Simon (again, here’s how he wrote about that). This time, we went more Look-in-y. His colours are marvelous.
And therein the tale ended. Seems like another time, now – those gags about how Rory was always killed off. And the Gangers! Who remembers them? Michty me!