Free Gift Transfers in Comics
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Katy No.1, 31st October 1986 — Colour Transfers Free Inside
Too late for Letraset, or Thomas Salter, or Action Transfer Products; not too late for Acorn Printed Products, & even though John Hunt assures me that his company never had an acorn logo, there IS what looks suspiciously like an acorn logo at the top left of the transfer sheet. This is the second time we've seen this logo, so I will have to ask John if he's absolutely sure about this… perhaps it only ever got a couple of outings.
Scan courtesy of paris.van.java
Above is the comic insert promoting the new comic ahead of its publication, re-using artwork by Purita Campos. In fact, in the event Katy proved to be a short-lived effort — ten fortnightly issues — consisting entirely of reprints & having… shall we say… 'editorial problems'.
Photo courtesy of paris.van.java
The cover of the first issue was also by Purita Campos, & was in fact previously used for Princess Tina, 6th November 1971.
Fashions had changed ever so slightly over the intervening fifteen years…
But hey! — Free transfers!
For a while, this enlargement from the flyer was all I had to show for the transfer sheet…
…But then Philip Rushton saw this page & kindly offered a scan of his sheet from Katy No.1.
And that logo is DEFINITELY an acorn.
Thank you, Philip!
Other pages in this article about Free Gift Transfers in Comics:
- ← Cor!! No.2, 13th June 1970 — Anglo Bell Boy Double Treat — Somportex Combat Bubble Gum
- ← Michelino: 1, 2 & 3, 1971-1972 (PR130)
- ← Look-In No.8 (of volume 7) week ending 19th February 1977 — Action Transfers (SAT Carnival)
- ← Wall's / Look In No.11 (of volume 8), week ending 11th March 1978 — "Star Wars" Transfers Offer
- ← TV Comic: 1377 5th May 1978 & 1378 12th May 1978 — Skateboard Iron-On Action Transfers
- ← Look-In No.40 (of volume 8) week ending 30th September 1978 — Free Kalkitos Fun Transfer Kit
- ← TV Comic Nos.1452 & 1453, 12th & 19th October 1979 — Hanna-Barbera Transfers
- ← Whizzer and Chips, Monday 13th October 1979 — Free Gift Kalkitos
- ← Marvel UK: Doctor Who Weekly Nos.1-4, October 17th - November 7th 1979 — Transfers by Dave Gibbons
- ← Marvel UK: The Empire Strikes Back Weekly No.118, May 29th 1980 / Dairylea — Star Wars Transfers
- ← TV Comic: 1530 17th April to 1533 15th May 1981 (4 issues) — Popeye Transfers (LP147)
- ← Eagle: 17th December, 23rd December 1983 — Ultraman Poster & Transfer (LP221)
- ← Marvel UK: Transformers Nos.1-3, 20th September - 31st October 1984 — Free Action Transfers
- ← Marvel UK: Spider-Man No.607, 27th October 1984 — Free Rub Down Spider-Man Transfers
- ← Splat Comic No.1, 27th February 1985 — Terrifically Terrible Transfers (Tattooze)
- ← ← Marvel UK: Secret Wars No.1, 27th April 1985 — Free Secret Wars Rub Down Transfers
- ← Marvel UK: Return of the Jedi Nos.97-99, 27th April - 11th May 1985 — Free Ewok Transfers
- ← Marvel UK: The Spider-Man Comic Nos.634-635, 4th-11th May 1985 — Free Action Rub-Down Transfers
- Katy No.1, 31st October 1986 — Colour Transfers Free Inside — this page; see above ↑
- Disney Magazine (UK) & Micky Maus (Germany) — 1984-1991 →
Picture Credit: paris.van.java — Philip Rushton