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Alf Tupper eats fish and chips
£ 40.00 – £ 175.00
Alf Tupper eats fish and chips from a newspaper.
Fish and chips were to my personal favourite, Alf Tupper, what bamboo shoots are to panda bears.
Alf, who was styled ‘The Tough Of The Track’, was the flagship character in The Victor comic which ran from 1961 until the early 1990s. He actually started life in the all-text comic The Rover in the late 1950s, but transferred to the new picture-strip comic when it launched.
Alf was a hero to several generations of British middle-distance runners, including Ron Hill, Brendan Foster and Steve Cram.
The great thing about Alf was that he was on the side of the angels and was indomitable – he embodied the virtues that the British liked to thing they embodied. And of course he was a working-class hero – the phrase “The Tough of the Track” was a sort of pun – it referred to his humble background (Alf was seen by his ‘toff’ adversaries as a bit of a ‘tough’) as much as his gritty determination in competition.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.
Standard size: 26cms x 19cms
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms
Large size: 76cms x 56cms – not yet available. Contact [email protected] if you want one.
Officially approved screenprint. I am the only screenprinter allowed to plunder the fabulous comic art archives of top British comic publisher DC Thomson.
Signed and numbered in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.