The Baz cartoons appear to be more "dead-pan" than I imagined them to be. Maybe I am just not able to appreciate them as I am not married and don't have a nagging wife
Who did the little cartoon caricatures on the front and rear covers of the little Holdsworthy AIDS catalogs? I thought those were cool.
I cherish the days when I was a young kid and had to go to the doctor. They always had this booklet for kids called "Highlights." Highlights had a comic strip that even to this very day outdid them all. It was called "Goofus and Gallant." It was one of those lame comics where you were supposed to learn about proper behavioral issues and morals. For some reason my brother and I quickly took to Goofus...
Ted E. Baer Palo Alto, CA
neil foddering <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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
>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: