Saturday, August 25, 2012

Once upon a time...

A long time ago when there was such a thing as a British comics industry I used to read a comic called Tammy. It's been thirty years since it was published, but none of the stories from Tammy have ever been collected or reprinted.

Now I'm trying to rediscover the experience, and perhaps share it with others, as I attempt to track down copies of the comic and scan them to build up a digital archive so they will not be lost to the world. This blog was created to chronicle this search, and what happens along the way.

Tammy was published by IPC in London from 1971 to 1984, and ran for 689 issues, so it could take a while...


  1. Hi there,
    I too used to read Tammy when I was a kid and have regretted for many years giving away about four years' worth to a girl up the street from me when I was in my twenties and needed storage space. I loved the artwork, the cliffhanger, heartbreaking stories. All I have left of my collection is an annual at my Mum's house.
    I'll follow your progress with interest as I adore the artwork in those comics. Juliana Buch and Jose Casanovas were simply superb illustrators and I used to copy their work to teach myself to draw.

  2. Great endeavour, Marionette! Hope to read many entries to the blog.

    Just some things I'd like to read about: your childhood memories of comics (where did you buy them, did you share/swap with other kids); where you buy your back issues; how you store your mags; etc.etc.etc.!

    Ramon Schenk