Naturally, one pair were skinny and had dark hair, whereas the others were fat and bald, or maybe sometimes illustrated with 3 or 4 strands sticking out the front! The kids always wore the same clothes as to what their dads wore, except they wore shorts whereas the adults wore trousers (except for a few examples, i.e. when they went to the beach - but they still wore matching trunks)!
[This is actually a page from a Knockout comic.]Also you may notice that the neighbours are on the opposite houses in the title box as to what they are in the actual strip! Of course, it wasn't all based at home, but most of them were!
Here's a few examples of title boxes. The neighbours are always on the wrong side!
The whole concept behind the story was very simple: to beat the neighbour! Here's an example from the 1983 annual. One person got some skates, so the other got some ski's. Jealous, they responded with a sled, who responded with a sled and a dog team! They got a snow scooter, so the others responded with a snow plow. Only there's no snow to play with all these things! You can see where this is going...
And that's all I've got - for now anyway! I plan to get the rest of the annuals and several hundred comics over the next few weeks so this profile should be updated soon - just keep your eyes on the Character A - Z page! -->
Also - can anybody identify the artist for the weekly strip?