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Offline Rob Baker

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A belated anniversary!
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:57:42 PM »
Roger was asking if  he and Andrew had reached the 10,000 Beau Peep strip milestone. Well, I've updated my figures, and to qualify them the following need to be noted.

?   There's been loads of individual 'series' made up with 2 and 3 strips (but only one serial number).
?   Also there's the 16  Xmas specials (5 or 6 strips each), and a full page colour special (6 strips)
?   As before, I haven't included any figures for the Sunday Express nor the first time Beau was in the Sunday People as I don't know how many strips were printed there.
?   Also it must be noted that two weeks' worth of Star strips were both serial numbered 5781 to 5785, and the strips 2898-2903 were re-prints of 580-585.
?   And on April 1st 1984  there were 2 strips in the Star – one was an un-numbered April Fool's Day strip (an advert for Harp Lager).
?   For a couple of years, I think, the Sunday Star ran reprints.
?   When Beau returned to the Star  in 1999, the serial numbers began from number one again.

So, if I assume one story (printed on one day but consisting of multiple strips) = 1 strip;  and forgetting about the re-prints, serial number errors, Sunday Express, Sunday People (1st run), the Sunday Star and the odd 'miscellaneous' strips etc, I reckon the figures are:

Daily Star
1978-97 = 5,940
1999 to 21/08/13 = 4,362

Sunday People
1998-99 = 51

Grand Total to date = 10,353
So my best guess is that the 10,000th strip was published on 21/06/2012 (serial no 4009).



Many congratulations to you and Andrew, and I'm very sorry I missed broadcasting this momentous anniversary last year!

Offline Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: A belated anniversary!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 10:29:59 PM »
I was going to say that.  >:(

Seriously, what an absolute mine of information. My hat off to you, Sir. That is an incredible piece of expertise.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: A belated anniversary!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:04 AM »
Many, many thanks, Rob---you've put in more work documenting them than I ever did writing them!

Offline Egg

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Re: A belated anniversary!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 11:02:55 AM »
Flippin' 'eck Rob, my cap certainly doffed in your direction.....incredible.

So, what do you do in your spare time! :o

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: A belated anniversary!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 11:11:33 PM »
Hoho, thanks chaps.
Sandy, please refrain from calling me Sir -- I only expect to be called that at work ;) ; and thanks for the doffage, Egg.   In my spare time, if I'm not out on the piss, I'm trying to catch up with cataloguing and archiving my huge back number of cartoon strips. Guess which takes preference (Beau, Horace or booze)...

Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: A belated anniversary!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 05:52:29 PM »
Beauze?
I apologise, in advance.

Offline Sandy Buttcheeks

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