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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Don't miss your chance to grab a Power Pack!

Endpapers from a 'Frankie Stein' panel.
The crowdfunding campaign for The Power Pack of Ken Reid nears its conclusion this Friday, so don't miss out on pre-ordering these limited edition collections of the best humour strips of the 1960s!

As reported previously, the two-volume hardback set reprints all of Ken Reid's work for Odhams, which is Frankie Stein, Jasper the Grasper, Queen of the Seas, Dare-A-Day Davy, and his run on The Nervs! The strips originally appeared in the much-revered Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! and most have never been seen since their original publication between the years 1964 to 1969. It's very unlikely they'll ever be reprinted again, so this is the perfect time to order the books.

These strips truly represent Ken Reid at his most manic, unrestrained best! That's not all. The books also feature a lengthy revealing history of Ken's life and work, and rare unseen sketches! Having seen a preview of the contents I can verify that this is truly the definitive Ken Reid collection.
People who pre-order the books through Indiegogo will also receive four exclusive prints scanned from Ken's original artwork. The books are also available separately without the slipcase.

Don't delay. Go, go, GO to Indiegogo to pre-order your books today! Full info here:

Endpapers from a 'Nervs' panel.


Kal said...

Backed it this morning. Had been bankrupting myself feeding my original art addiction* and nearly forgot.

Minor correction: Both individual books also come with artwork prints**, not just the slipcased version.

*I need some original Derek the Troll in my life, Lew. Also, do you take commissions?

**How I wish DCT would do something like this. I would be throwing money at them if they brought out some nice A2 prints of original work.

Lew Stringer said...

I am thinking of taking commissions, Kal. I'll be working out my prices soon.

I agree that DCT should do something like this. The interest is certainly there.

Kevin Larkin said...

I'd like to see collections of "forgotten" DCT characters, like Send For Kelly (and his assistant Cedric!) and Thor Thumb.

Manic Man said...

already ordered ^_^ it's great to see he is currently (as of writing this) 124% of his goal and this seams like it's gonna be a real limited edition run. and of course, only 400 possible of the box set with A3 art prints. but that's gonna probably be much less printed cause only about 100 people have signed up for that one.

While I think companies like DCT should also do these, I hate to say it but it's a niche market. I don't honestly think it would be worth there time, even though they could make it for less then a licensee has to pay.

Lew Stringer said...

You're right that it may not be worth DCT's time but they could license out the project, in the same way they did a few years ago when someone did the Dandy/Beano Christmas covers book. (And on the same way that Time have allowed Irmantas to do these books.) At least then they'd get a licence fee, which is better than keeping the strips in the archive and not making anything on them.

Manic Man said...

Yep. Maybe sometimes it's more a matter of someone going to them and doing that leg work... Still, he is doing some fantastic work with this ^_^

problem is, there are some companies that would prefer stuff die then get out and done. stupid but true. and some that just want any shoddy rubbish to come out... oh let me count the ways... ¬_¬

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I think some companies are so protective of "the brand" for commercial potential that they don't want their more... shall we say, reckless... strips being seen in a modern light.

john said...

DC Thomson have been known to licence their stories for reprinting. Bear Alley books for example have published small print run reprints of 'Arena' from 'The Crunch' comic and 'Frontline UK' from 'Bullet' comic.

Lew Stringer said...

Good point, John. I'd forgotten about those!

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