RE: [CR]Baz cartoons


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From: "neil foddering" <neilfoddering@hotmail.com>
To: johnb@oxford.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Baz cartoons
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 17:01:05 +0000


Have a look at http://web.onetel.net.uk/~jeffreylewis/Pages/other.html#Anchor

You can buy original cartoons by Helms at very reasonable prices, and Johnny Helms also re-drew for me an original 1950's Baz cartoon which had really taken my fancy in an old copy of "Cycling".

Neil Foddering Weymouth, Dorset, England


>From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]Baz cartoons
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 22:18:49 -0400
>
>About a year ago I enquired on the list about the Baz comic strip by Johnny
>Helms I remember from Cycling magazine in the UK. I was looking for the
>cartoons on the web or available in book form. While some were familiar
>with the character, I got no leads, other than to check with the current
>magazine, Cycling Weekly. I did send an email to an address I found on
>their website, but got no response. Well, I did another search for "Johnny
>Helms" a week ago and found a book of Baz cartoons, just recently
>published, on the Cycling Weekly books website, which I promptly ordered
>and have started reading today. For those of you who don't know, these are
>comic strips and cartoons about the exploits and misadventures of Baz, a
>typical British club cyclist of the vintage era. Helms was a clubman and
>time trialist himself, so his depictions are very accurate. Helms drew the
>cartoons from 1946 until 2006, according to the book (but since I don't get
>Cycling Weekly, I couldn't tell you if they still appear today). I left the
>UK in 1956 and it appears Helms created another character by the name of
>Honk to appeal to the next generation. Anyway, those of you who enjoyed the
>1955 UK cycling club Youtube clip would find this book really funny.
>
>Here's a link to where I purchased the book:
>http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=640
>
>John Betmanis
>Woodstock, Ontario
>Canada