Sunday, 14 December 2008
GUNSMOKE ANNUAL (Year unknown)
Braving a cold December morn, the coldest we've had since 1978 according to the newspapers, I take to the mean streets of Cardiff. I'm on a quest, a mission and I'm focused on the task at hand.
N0 shopper laden down with bags and an umbrella that comes perilously close to my eyes will deter me, no loud short guy with bad teeth, a burgar stained sweat shirt and a stall of cut priced Xmas sweets will slow me, no bad tempered traffic warden who insists I park half a mile away can cut short my vital duties.
And so I enter the battleground that is the pre-Christmas boot sale. My mission - quite simply to rummage around the stalls of second hand books, DVD's and 'objects de crap'.
This old annual was quite a find, particularly because I collect anything western related.
There's no date anywhere on the book but I'm guessing that it came out sometime around the early sixties.
The book features nine text stories and two comic strips - unusually for this period both the artist and writer is credited.
John Challis - stories
Dennis Mcloughlin - artwork
The book is in great condition and I got it for one pound.
Posted by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin at 05:43