Limahl and Mike Noble – Artist
Every Kajagoogoo fan and child of the 70’s or 80’s will remember Look-In Magazine. Billed as the ‘Junior TV Times’, Look-In was teen essential reading and was every teenagers first source of information on all things fashionable from the best in pop music to the newest craze or teen fad.
Look In also contained comic strip pages, with pop groups such as Bucks Fizz, and TV Stars Knight Rider and Worzel Gummidge featuring in their own weekly comic strip stories. British comic artist and illustrator Mike Noble frequently provided the artwork for the magazine and it is his work that we are to feature today.
Noble had been working as an illustrator full time since the turn of the 1950’s and had in that time worked on many differing types of project – most famously for Gerry Anderson, creator of Captain Scarlet, Fireball XL-5 and Stingray amongst others. Noble’s style was distinctive and his work well regarded.
On January 14th 1984, Limahl appeared in Look-In Magazine, starring in his own comic strip. Entitled ‘When They Were Young’, the strip featured a young Limahl as a music obsessed schoolboy growing up in Wigan. Previous editions of this series had featured contemporaries such as Modern Romance, Haircut 100, Culture Club and….Chas & Dave.
Many of you will have read and may still own that magazine and be familiar with the Limahl comic strip. KajaFax is both proud and excited to bring you something really special indeed…… The below images are taken from the KajaFax collection and are of the original Pen and Ink drawings complete with transparency ‘speech bubble’ overlays made by Mike Noble back in 1983. Drawn on 12×16 inch board, these are the original sketches that went on to appear in the magazine and are, of course, signed by the artist.
These really are a fantastic and unusual piece of memorabilia that we would presume are completely unique! We hope that you enjoy viewing them 🙂
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