|Art by DAVE GIBBONS|
Firstly, an introduction from Dennis Hooper, who was the Chairman in 1978 and, as no doubt you'll know, previously the editor of Countdown and art editor of TV21. This is of particular interest as it explains the origins of the SSI and how it grew from the Comics 101 event that Denis Gifford had organized in 1976. (Click to see it larger.)
Now here are some of the pages drawn by SSI members exclusively for the 52 page Strips 78 booklet...
|JOHN M. BURNS|
|LEO BAXENDALE and BRIAN BOLLAND|
|MICK McMAHON and DICK MILLINGTON|
Finally, the centrespread, showing the names of the editors on the IPC weeklies at the time...