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A strip from The Hotspur

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Writer:- The Hotspur editorial team. Artists:- Sturrock; Vandeput; Bleach & not known.

Main cast:- Danny Lorimer.

Time period:- 1960's.

This month we focus on Danny ‘Dozy’ Lorimer, a young lad who is mad about football. His nickname of Dozy is as a result of him working so hard that he falls asleep, whenever and wherever he can.

Like many of the Thomson characters, Danny had bullying relatives, lived in poor accommodation, but was always cheerful and determined.

The Dozy Danny series appeared as text stories in issues 1 – 29 of the The Hotspur (second series). (The text series were probably published in one of the D.C. Thompson text comics. I don't know which comic at the present time). Several picture stories were also re-printed in issue 23 of the Red Dagger, with further stories appearing in the several Hotspur annuals.

I’ve included two issues featuring the text stories and several issues featuring the picture stories. (The series ran for thirty-five issues in the Picture Hotspur (second series), so next month’s update will feature further of Dozy’s footballing adventures).

The following adventures of Danny Lorimer are from issues 1; 2; 47; 48; 49; 50; 51; 53; 55; 57; 59 & 60.

***Please note that I am using a standard thumbnail image for all the full size pictures on this page. This is purely being done to save myself some time.***

Artist Sturrock. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 1
Artist Sturrock. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Sturrock. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 2
Artist Sturrock. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 47
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 48
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 49
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 50
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 51
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 53
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 55
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 57
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 59
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd
issue 60
Artist Vandeput. © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd

text © Adrian Banfield, 2017; artwork © D.C. Thomson Co. Ltd.