Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Reg Parlett's Guy the Guide

Not sure which comic.

1 comment:

  1. Guy was originally published in "Swift", companion paper to the Eagle, in the late 1950s. The strip's title at that time was "Guy D Guide". He turned up again about ten years later, reprinted in one of the IPC titles; I forget which.

    At least two of the reprints were "got at" by early forerunners of the PC brigade. One of them had Guy in Madam Tussaud's, in the last panel adding an obstreperous young client to the Chamber of Horrors - but second time round, a representation of "Doc Crippen" in the background was missing.

    In the other doctored strip, Guy was showing a foreign visitor round London, including all the monuments to Britain's victories over the French (the client, unknown to Guy, was of course was from France). A reference to the "poor old Froggies" was altered in the reprint to the "poor old French".