Friday, 1 November 2013

Coronation Street, the comic strip

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Copyright Tim Quinn
With thanks to the nice people at Down The Tubes and artist Tim Quinn for this fab Coronation Street comic strip.

Tim Quin writes on Down The Tubes: "While I was at Marvel UK I contacted TV Times to see if they would be interested in us producing a weekly strip based on Coronation Street. They were. Granada TV were also okay with the idea but wanted to see 12 sample pages. I had this one written and drawn up which I think showed great potential.

"My feeling was that if Marvel UK could start making money from other than the one main areas (superheroes and young children’s comics) we might be in with a chance of surviving into the new century. Once again the plug was pulled on this at the last minute when the boss decided it wasn’t worth pursuing. After all, Coronation Street was hardly likely to have a lengthy run, was it?"

The artists are the late Maureen and Gordon Gray.

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