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cardinal_fang
08-13-2009, 05:27 PM
I don't know if I've ever seen Florrie without a kerchief, hat or rollers.

Cripes, she's hot (http://comics.com/andy_capp/2009-08-12/).

KneadToKnow
08-13-2009, 05:49 PM
I once saw a Rose Is Rose Sunday strip in which the title character was wearing a bikini and bent over at the waist with her nethers up in the air. I really wish I had kept that paper. It was the most erotic drawing I had ever seen in the comics.

twickster
08-13-2009, 06:19 PM
I'm gonna move this over to Cafe Society.

twickster, MPSIMS mod

FriarTed
08-14-2009, 07:07 AM
I'm sure countless fellow Dopers are as shocked as I am to find that "Al Capp" is still being drawn.

And it's long been established the Rose is a major-league MILF.

Wheelz
08-14-2009, 07:12 AM
Okay, I'll say it: Blondie.

Holy Christ, has she got a body.

...And is Cookie 18 yet? She inherited her Mom's rack, and then some.

jayjay
08-14-2009, 07:13 AM
I'm sure countless fellow Dopers are as shocked as I am to find that "Al Capp" is still being drawn.

Andy Capp. Al Capp is in no condition to either draw or be drawn anymore.

jayjay
08-14-2009, 07:15 AM
Okay, I'll say it: Blondie.

Holy Christ, has she got a body.

I hope I look that good when I'm 70-something!

FriarTed
08-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Okay, I'll say it: Blondie.

Holy Christ, has she got a body.

...And is Cookie 18 yet? She inherited her Mom's rack, and then some.

And the next door neighbor/Blondie's catering biz partner- Trixie?

Dagwood & Herb married WAY over their heads!

FriarTed
08-14-2009, 10:32 AM
Andy Capp. Al Capp is in no condition to either draw or be drawn anymore.

:smack:

shiftless
08-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Gotta love that Andy Capp is still around. There just isn't enough modern humor featuring drunken wife-beating.

As for Blondie - yeah, hot-damn. The orignal premise of the comic was that Dagwood gave up his wealth for her and you can see why.

jayjay
08-14-2009, 11:00 AM
And the next door neighbor/Blondie's catering biz partner- Trixie?

Dagwood & Herb married WAY over their heads!

Dagwood's family definitely thought so. Way back when the strip started, Dagwood was the scion of a very wealthy family. They disinherited him when he married a cheap floozy flapper named Blondie.

descamisado
08-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Gotta love that Andy Capp is still around. There just isn't enough modern humor featuring drunken wife-beating.As for Blondie - yeah, hot-damn. The orignal premise of the comic was that Dagwood gave up his wealth for her and you can see why.Yeah, you're right but she usually gives as good as she gets, don'tcha think?

I was surprised to see the comic still around too.

twickster
08-14-2009, 11:17 AM
I hope I look that good when I'm 70-something!

Well, if you start now .... :p

kaylasdad99
08-14-2009, 12:29 PM
I hope I look that good when I'm 70-something!Try 90-something. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary a few years back.

Markxxx
08-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Gotta love that Andy Capp is still around. There just isn't enough modern humor featuring drunken wife-beating.


Andy hasn't beat up Flo for a while. They go to counseling :)

Homer Simpson: "Andy Capp, you loveable wife beating drunk."

Rocketeer
08-14-2009, 01:22 PM
...And it's long been established the Rose is a major-league MILF.

Rose is cute, but Vicki the Biker is da bomb.

Here're links to a couple pictures of a Vicki model I built a few months ago (a conversion of a superheroine kit):

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hilbyf/Vicki%20the%20Biker%20project/DSCN2795.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/hilbyf/Vicki%20the%20Biker%20project/DSCN2796.jpg

BigT
08-14-2009, 09:05 PM
I don't know how we're supposed to know she's hot. I mean, in the link, she's wearing a really large overcoat, and isn't showing anything.

Nzinga, Seated
08-14-2009, 09:20 PM
I loved that comic as a kid, and am shocked it is still around. Shocked and thrilled.

Civil Guy
08-15-2009, 12:32 AM
"You have no idea what a low opinion I have of myself - and how little I deserve it."

Jeff Lichtman
08-15-2009, 02:16 AM
Gotta love that Andy Capp is still around. There just isn't enough modern humor featuring drunken wife-beating.


Actually, it's Flo who hits Andy. He comes home drunk and she punches him out the door. This is, of course, hilarious, especially since Andy gets blamed not just for being an unemployed sot, but also for being a wife-beater. He's always hitting her in the fist with his chin.

Malacandra
08-17-2009, 04:07 AM
It goes both ways - the common image is Flo and Andy in a cloud of dust with random feet, fists or heads being all that's visible, and no clear idea who started it. But yes, when Andy's on his way home after a night on the tiles, he's generally in for a rolling pin over the head from a furious dressing-gown-and-curlers-clad Flo who has been waiting up for him.

Occasionally Andy has got his timing right, either bringing Flo a take-home from the pub (aside, to the fourth wall: "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this little bottle o' rum") or a juicy piece of gossip ("You'll never guess who I saw in the Dock an' Duck with her fancy man!" -- "Hang on, pet, I'll put the kettle on!"). But usually it ends up with a dazed Andy on his behind in the street, counting the pretty birds.

Tom Tildrum
08-17-2009, 07:27 AM
It always seems like Andy Capp is getting home really really late, but I thought English pubs closed at something like 11 pm?

The new writers always depict street scenes with tower cranes in the distance. Is there that much construction going on in London?

Scumpup
08-17-2009, 08:06 AM
Fritzi Ritz is the hottest milf in comics.
The mom from Family Circus is way hot too. If she did a little nudity, even the tasteful kind, once in a while, that strip wouldn't be such egregiously wasted space.

SciFiSam
08-17-2009, 10:23 AM
It always seems like Andy Capp is getting home really really late, but I thought English pubs closed at something like 11 pm?

They do, officially, unless they have a late licence (which are more common now). But pubs have always had lock-ins for regulars, where you can stay for as long as the landlord or bar staff want you to.

The new writers always depict street scenes with tower cranes in the distance. Is there that much construction going on in London?

Yeah, tons. But I'm not sure Andy Capp is set in London.

SciFiSam
08-17-2009, 10:29 AM
Turns out Andy Capp's set in Hartlepool, in the North-East of England, where his creator's from.

The Sun newspaper has a daily comic strip that features a hisband and wife who look very much like Ken and Barbie - they get naked all the time.

sunfun.net-freaks.com/sunfun/albums/GAL6/SNF04GEORGE_859278a.gif

Clothahump
08-17-2009, 10:56 AM
Well, I suppose this makes me a pedo or something because I think she's supposed to be about 16 or so.....but Luann is looking pretty good and getting some evil thoughts (http://comics.com/luann/2009-08-17/).

bup
08-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Yeah, tons. But I'm not sure Andy Capp is set in London.He's told time by Big Ben before.

kenobi 65
08-17-2009, 11:22 AM
Totally agree on both Rose and Blondie.

Brenda Starr (http://www.gocomics.com/brendastarr/2009/08/09/) is still pretty danged hot, too. :)

Nzinga, Seated
08-17-2009, 11:23 AM
It goes both ways - the common image is Flo and Andy in a cloud of dust with random feet, fists or heads being all that's visible, and no clear idea who started it. But yes, when Andy's on his way home after a night on the tiles, he's generally in for a rolling pin over the head from a furious dressing-gown-and-curlers-clad Flo who has been waiting up for him.

Occasionally Andy has got his timing right, either bringing Flo a take-home from the pub (aside, to the fourth wall: "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this little bottle o' rum") or a juicy piece of gossip ("You'll never guess who I saw in the Dock an' Duck with her fancy man!" -- "Hang on, pet, I'll put the kettle on!"). But usually it ends up with a dazed Andy on his behind in the street, counting the pretty birds.

What great descriptions! I miss this comic so much. I am so glad to have found this thread, so now I can find Andy Capp on line.

I remember trying to draw Flo when I was little. I don't know why I liked to draw her, I am an awful artist, but she was fun to draw. Her big round curves are sexy I think (well the bosom is a tad droopy, but how old is she?), but she's got those hips!

To this day, I doodle myself with some big ol' round curves. I bet doodling Flo helped me embrace my hips in some small way. Maybe not.

Anyways, I have always had a soft spot for Calvin and Hobbes, Far Side and Andy Capp, but this is the first time I have actually talked to others that like Andy Capp, and reading your description of it is just great.

kaylasdad99
08-17-2009, 11:26 AM
I don't know if I've ever seen Florrie without a kerchief, hat or rollers.

Cripes, she's hot (http://comics.com/andy_capp/2009-08-12/).You really think so? I don't find her particlarly appealing, myself. She reminds me of Loretta Lockhorn. (http://www.wutsamada.com/alma/crithink/oxymoron.jpg)

BubbaDog
08-17-2009, 11:28 AM
I have to give a nod here to Edda (http://news.yahoo.com/comics/090810/cx_chickweed_umedia/20091008;_ylt=AmhcuyjypyQgopUC3BXgoOsL_b4F).

Sailboat
08-17-2009, 11:29 AM
Judge Parker is a soap strip famous for its lovingly-detailed, improbably-built women, although the characters are practically monks. Abbey Spencer (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://joshreads.com/images/07/12/i071224jp.jpg&imgrefurl=http://joshreads.com/%3Fp%3D1382&usg=__5Fb6_V2glUBvQNuJCN2mzu2w_3U=&h=179&w=525&sz=34&hl=en&start=31&tbnid=SfpsJqG8GMqdqM:&tbnh=45&tbnw=132&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522Abbey%2BSpencer%2522%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18) is the usual focus (http://bp2.blogger.com/_Xs81uECewhs/R02ZU7TELfI/AAAAAAAAAL0/2x4GAkMdWGs/s1600-h/Judge_Parker.gif), but various guest hotties (http://www.joshreads.com/images/09/08/i090802jp.jpg) make temporary (http://joshreads.com/images/07/03/i070322jp.jpg) appearances (http://joshreads.com/images/07/08/i070805jp.jpg) in most storylines.

SciFiSam
08-17-2009, 11:42 AM
He's told time by Big Ben before.

Maybe from the chimes on the radio or News at Ten. There aren't many terraced houses full of drunken workshy ne'erdowells* within the sound of Big Ben.




*There's only Downing St.

Malacandra
08-17-2009, 11:42 AM
What great descriptions! I miss this comic so much. I am so glad to have found this thread, so now I can find Andy Capp on line.

I remember trying to draw Flo when I was little. I don't know why I liked to draw her, I am an awful artist, but she was fun to draw. Her big round curves are sexy I think (well the bosom is a tad droopy, but how old is she?), but she's got those hips!

To this day, I doodle myself with some big ol' round curves. I bet doodling Flo helped me embrace my hips in some small way. Maybe not.

Anyways, I have always had a soft spot for Calvin and Hobbes, Far Side and Andy Capp, but this is the first time I have actually talked to others that like Andy Capp, and reading your description of it is just great.

Thank you! I have known and been quite fond of Andy, egregious as he undeniably is, for a good forty years, and always found him a well-rounded character with plenty of background.

Flo and Andy are both supposed to be middle-aged. I think Andy once gave her age to a policeman, after she'd run out on him, as "the wrong side of forty", and Flo for her part once gave a hint as to Andy's age when he was scoring particularly slowly at snooker: "That's nothing, you should have seen him entering his fifties" - but, of course, both have existed in that eternal Present since the 1960s. In those days it was feasible for Andy to be an ex-Serviceman who'd been an infantryman in North Africa and (according to himself) was in Normandy on D-day...

...at least, so he said to a young lady he was chatting up in the pub, before she seized the opportunity to go and socialize with someone who was born on D-day. Which is a joke that wouldn't work now, what with the younger love interest being 65 himself. :smack:

lawoot
08-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Maybe from the chimes on the radio or News at Ten. There aren't many terraced houses full of drunken workshy ne'erdowells* within the sound of Big Ben.

I remember strips of Andy stumbling home from 'work', and glancing over his shoulder at Big Ben in the distance.

SciFiSam
08-17-2009, 01:54 PM
I remember strips of Andy stumbling home from 'work', and glancing over his shoulder at Big Ben in the distance.

Maybe he had a reeeallly long commute.

Malacandra
08-17-2009, 02:24 PM
I remember strips of Andy stumbling home from 'work', and glancing over his shoulder at Big Ben in the distance.

Or a typical Town Hall or church clock tower? What with it being absolutely established that Capp is a northerner, and all. Big Ben isn't the only tower clock in England, by a long way.Big Ben isn't a clock at all, but we know what we all mean...

The cranes, btw, are dockyard cranes - that's why they're always turning up on the skyline.

And another thing about Andy rolling home at some ridiculous hour in the morning - Flo's wrath is further justified by his habit of picking up some bit of fluff at closing time to "walk her home". It's never been proven that he does anything other than would have been called "a bit of slap and tickle" a few decades ago, but that would still be more than a respectable wife would be expected to put up with.

Tom Tildrum
08-17-2009, 03:24 PM
They do, officially, unless they have a late licence (which are more common now). But pubs have always had lock-ins for regulars, where you can stay for as long as the landlord or bar staff want you to.

OK, but his barman is always yelling at him, "TIME, gentlemen, please!"

handsomeharry
08-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Dagwood's family definitely thought so. Way back when the strip started, Dagwood was the scion of a very wealthy family. They disinherited him when he married a cheap floozy flapper named Blondie.

Well, he certainly made the correct choice!;)

Askance
08-20-2009, 01:05 AM
Maybe from the chimes on the radio or News at Ten. There aren't many terraced houses full of drunken workshy ne'erdowells* within the sound of Big Ben.
I remember strips of Andy stumbling home from 'work', and glancing over his shoulder at Big Ben in the distance.
You been whooshed - Big Ben is:

Not the clock
And not the tower
But the bell
That strikes the hour

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