Friday, August 23, 2019

The Dolls of St. Dominics

The latest Comic Scene magazine (No.7) is out now and features an article I wrote about Pow! comic of the 1960s. Unfortunately there wasn't room to use all the images I supplied to illustrate the feature so I thought I'd show one of them here. 

The Dolls of St. Dominic's was heavily inspired by the St.Trinians books and films, but done in a traditional British comic style. This busy full-page illustration from 1967 is by Ron Spencer, showing the Dolls at their wildest. As I said in the Comic Scene article, this series is probably too rude to be published in a children's comic today. (It would be good to see the Dolls revived and updated one day though.)

4 comments:

Mark Carter said...

It looks like it's the Swots that are being terrorised, too!

Lew Stringer said...

Ron Spencer drew a lot of the Swots and Blots strips so I guess he just retained the look. The strip did bring in The Tiddlers later though, when Wham merged into Pow.

John Kerry said...

I love the St. Trinians films so ths is a treat. Never knew there were books though.

Lew Stringer said...

The books are where they originated from.

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