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Limahl and Mike Noble – Artist

August 13, 2012

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 🙂


Thank you for reading KajaFax….for the very best in all things ‘Goo!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2012 3:36 pm

    What an incredible item!! In the truest sense, a real one off!

    • August 13, 2012 5:43 pm

      it certainly is, Steve. Found in a gallery a few months ago and something that I had to have! I hope the fans appreciate it for what it is and that even Limahl himself has had a sneaky peek!

  2. Diana Jennifer permalink
    May 1, 2014 12:21 am

    Wow…I never seen it! In Italy we haven’t that kind of things. Terrific stuff!! You have a great memorabilia collection. Congrats and thx for share it!

  3. Diana Jennifer permalink
    May 1, 2014 3:23 pm

    Yeah it’s the same!! You are the guardians of Kajagoogoo treasure! I enjoyed the Ooh To Be Ah video. It’s funny and the song is very significant. I bought the Kajagoogoo original album series and I heard their songs all the day: music make me happy!!

    W Kajagoogoo and Limahl!!
    A big hug to everyone of the KajaFax team!!


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