Sunday, November 18, 2012

Footsie the Clown in Chips

From 28th January 1978
Footsie the Clown is a well-known character who appeared in full colour on the back page of Wham! in the mid 60's. But did you know he also appeared in Whizzer and Chips in the 1970's?

Originally he appeared in black and white and the strip just looked out of place in the comic, the lines were so much thinner than other strips. It did look a bit better when blue was added (blue because he was in the Chips section), but for some reason the character never really seemed to fit in.

From 4th Feburary 1978
In Denis Gifford's Catalouge of Comic Characters, he states that Footsie only appeared in Whizzer and Chips in 1975, however both the above examples are from 1978.

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