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Offline Rob Baker

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The Devils
« on: February 06, 2012, 08:25:40 PM »
Coming soon to a Beau Peep site near you....

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:20:23 PM »
There should be some ominous music to accompany this. I'll talk about these strips after Rob has posted them. 1984/85, I believe.

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:14:57 PM »
Still coming soon to a Beau Peep site near you....


Offline The Peepmaster

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 06:39:31 PM »
Satan and Tomkins! I love it already. How many strips were there?
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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 09:19:20 PM »
It ran for two years, Nige, until I pulled the plug on it. To be honest, I never felt that the strip worked that well. Within the confines of a family newspaper (even the Daily Star!), the "nastiness" of the characters had to be toned down and my writing of it became pretty repetitive and safe. It just didn't turn out the way I'd planned so I decided to call it quits. I seem to recall I gave the Devil a cat called "Ratbag" and that was the best bit of it----which shows you what the rest was like!

Offline Mince

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 09:28:55 PM »
Did you write or think of any nasty but funny strips that did not get published?

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 09:03:28 AM »
Well, that was the trouble, basically. You couldn't have the Devil doing something REALLY evil and the whole concept got watered down. I just didn't think it through and it all became a series of pranks and lame insults.

Offline The Peepmaster

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 10:10:32 AM »
Yes, but you get away with Horace not doing anything really courageous!
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Re: The Devils
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 12:17:13 PM »
it all became a series of pranks and lame insults

Oh, so it was based on Peepmaster?
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Offline Rob Baker

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 08:05:20 PM »
Penultimate teaser....


Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 09:24:14 PM »
Rob, like the Daily Star, you have built this up WAY too much!

Offline Mince

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 09:45:06 AM »
Rob, like the Daily Star, you have built this up WAY too much!

I didn't know Rob built up the Daily Star.

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:13 PM »
Rob, like the Daily Star, you have built this up WAY too much!
Nooooo.  There's one or two very good strips....

Rob, like the Daily Star, you have built this up WAY too much!

I didn't know Rob built up the Daily Star.
Well I couldn't do much worse a job.


Last teaser:



Did you see what I did with the teasers countdown (ok, admittedly I was a day too early with the last one) -- The Devils were first published on 11th Feb 1985.  Anyway, look in again on Saturday -- 22 years to the day since Strip Number 1.

Offline Mince

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 07:36:52 PM »
Lost interest now.  8)

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: The Devils
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 05:35:01 PM »
With the kind permission (and, I feel, certain reluctance) of Lord Kettle of Dundee, we present the first few 'The Devils' strips, which started publication in the Daily Star on Monday, 11th February, 1985.   Apologies for the quality (scans I mean, not jokes).