|The first Sweeny Toddler strip from SHIVER and SHAKE No.1, 1973.|
Sweeny began as a strip in Shiver and Shake No.1 in 1973 and proved to be a hit with readers, moving over to Whoopee! when the two comics merged and later becoming its cover star.
Initially drawn by Leo Baxendale, the strip was later taken over by Tom Paterson doing a remarkable imitation of Leo's style that was on a par with Baxendale's in its humour and creativity.
Personally I'm looking forward to this as Sweeny debuted at a time when I was "growing out" of humour comics and missed a lot of them. (I came to my senses again in 1981 and started buying them with a fresh perspective of looking at them from a professional viewpoint.)
Leo Baxendale's Sweeny Toddler can be pre-ordered from Amazon here:
No doubt Rebellion will provide previews and more info in due course.