Tuesday, September 13, 2011
POSTED BY: Patrick Smith
Ken Reid is probably best known for his later series of comically horror-themed posters called World Wide Weirdies that ran in a publication called Whoopee!. These were often intricately detailed (the small reproductions here don’t do them justice) and wonderfully grotesque; as well as frequently quite funny. They were based on puns or other naming suggestions submitted by readers. Reid drew them in a circular frame surrounded by smaller drawings of oddball characters, of which there were at least two sets.
There is an extensive Flicker set of Reid’s World Wide Weirdies, as well as other articles and mentions that I’ll try to list below. (From Charlie Parker).