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Stamp of approval for British comics

March 20, 2012 in General, News

To mark 75 years of The Dandy, Britain’s oldest comic, the Royal Mail is issuing a set of commemorative stamps today (March 20)

As well as The Dandy, the set of ten stamps features characters and covers from the country’s best-loved comics including, above, The Beano, Bunty and Buster. The set also includes The Eagle, 2000AD, The Topper, Tiger, Valiant and Twinkle. The BBC has more on the story.

It’s an indication of how huge the British comics industry once was that millions of people who read about these stamps will think, What no Beezer? Whizzer & Chips? Krazy? Cheeky? Victor? Hotspur? Nutty? Sparky? Whoopee? …

Cartoons and cartoonists to feature on US postage stamps

January 6, 2010 in Comment

mauldinstampThe US Postal Service is to honour cartoonist Bill Mauldin with a postage stamp, due to be released in March 2010. Mauldin, who served with the 44th Infantry Division during World War II drew cartoons about ordinary soldiers for Stars and Stripes, the US Army’s newspaper. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 and died in 2003 aged 81.

calvinandhobbesstamp-456Also released this year is a series of stamps featuring characters from US comic strips, including Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield and Beetle Bailey. The set, titled Sunday Funnies is due to go on sale in July.

Bloghorn asks: What cartoonists or comic characters would you like to see on British postage stamps?