Monday, July 09, 2018

Cooling off 50 years ago

Kinky from 1968.

As the heatwave continues, here's a look back at the ice cream and ice lollies us old 'uns had to cool us off half a century ago. All images have been scanned from comics in my collection.





Strip art: Ken Reid.



Strip art: Frank Bellamy




8 comments:

Peter Gray said...

Cool very Ice..
I like the graphics..

Britt Reid said...

Is that Doctor supposed to be Patrick Troughton?
His hairstyle lookes more like William Hartnell, but he's dark-haired and pretty young!

Caz Comics said...

I still pick up rocket shaped lollies when I see them on supermarket trips in memory of Zoom and Sky Ray, noone else in the family likes them or sees the attraction. No picture cards to collect these days though!

Lew Stringer said...

Yeah, sadly sugary foods aren't allowed to have inducements like free gifts now. (Although Candy Sticks have free tattoos.)

I don't know what's going on with that version of Doctor Who, Britt. Possibly the artist didn't have good reference material, or maybe they didn't have the rights to use Troughton's likeness? The ad appeared in 1967.

James Fryer said...

There was an album "Doctor Who's Space Adventure Book" that came with that Sky-Ray promotion. My theory was always that they drew it originally for Hartnell, then changed it to resemble Troughton.

qamar said...

you missed out "Fab" Lew!

Robert Carnegie said...

The one about kids trapped in underground caves in a rain storm is timely... they're safe now.

Captain Birdseye got into trouble this year for promoting diving into cold water to children when it was pointed out that sometimes they don't get out again.

Lew Stringer said...

I missed out a lot, qamar, but I couldn't be bothered to go through a pile of comics looking for even more ads. I had a FAB today actually. They still make them after all these years, but the Thunderbirds connection is long gone of course.

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