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Spellbound
Spellbound was published by D.C. Thomson & Co. between 1976 and 1978, lasting just 69 issues. Launched on the 25th of September 1976 (with its run ending on the 21st of January 1978),

Went to college, studied art / To be an artist, make a start
Studied hard, gained my degree / But no one seemed to notice me …
Tried cartoons and comic books / Dirty postcards, woman’s looks
Here was where the money lay / Classic art has had its day
The Creation, ‘Painter Man’, 1966.

‘Come in from school / My head buzzing with rules’
Jook, ‘Crazy Kids’, 1974.

I'd just finished watching Jeff Stelling and his clan mutter over a vidiprinter, it was a decent day. One of them days where you can actually take your jacket off and not feel like you've made a bad decision, which is pretty rare for Bradford.

‘Yes, I’m in Aggravation Place / Where the pressure takes the smile off every face’
Jook, ‘Aggravation Place’, 1978
/Bastoy Prison Norway 1
©Words Piers Hernu

Can a prison possibly justify treating its inmates with saunas, sun beds and deck chairs if that prison has the lowest reoffending rate in Europe? Live reports from Norway on the penal system that runs contrary to all our instincts – but achieves everything we could wish for An inmate convicted of murder sunbathes outside the wooden cottage where he lives.
/high street connections with clothes at the top of my list mick harwood zani 1.

I was thinking today about how times have changed in retail since I bought my first Harrington and docs as a 15 year old back in 1978. I then recollect a year or so later having my first job (16 year olds with jobs , well some things definitely have changed) and buying my first crombie, then a tonic suit, followed by a boating blazer.

It’s called Saltdean, and I presume the derivation originates from the sulphurous air that permeates the atmosphere from the sea. It’s about five or six miles outside of Brighton, and unlike its celebrated neighbour, it’s bereft of any of the trappings that you’d expect to find at the seaside; no pier, no cafe, no illuminations or smell of fish and chips. In fact, aside from an imposing hotel that wouldn’t be out of place in The Shining, there’s very little here in Saltdean that one could call memorable.

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