Does anyone know..?

staffordjas

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... if this really existed?

I have a 'definite memory' of a small comic available when I was a child - like a 'younger style' Beano, and about half the size, more A5 than A4.

The special feature of this publication was that it was printed on rice paper, using food colourings for the "inks".

This meant that copies could be easily disposed of, when finished with them, by the simple expedient of eating them.

Few people that I've mentioned it to have been prepared to confirm the existence of this publication, and it is possible that it may only have been available to me when living in Malta,

Anybody else remember such a thing? The internet is quiet on the matter.

Maybe it was felt that it might induce people to attempt to eat less edible comics?
I don't remember the comics , although I do remember rice paper from somewhere sometime in the distant past. Can't remember where or when ....
 

BobClay

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So let me get this straight .... you finished reading it ... and then you ate it .... !!! :eek:

(Whatever happens people, don't buy him a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica as they don't make nuclear powered stomach pumps.) :P
 

Mudgie

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My memory has it definitely(?) in pamphlet form.


Rice paper, in general, does seem to have had a declining prevalence in the last few decades.
Probably the last six decades since Many Rice-Davies was in the news.
Being born near Llanelli and moving during childhood childhood to Solihull wasn't a good start for her.
 

staffordjas

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I have to admit I played Mandy Rice Davies on a pageant float around 64/65. One thing I learned from that experience ... getting off and on a flatbed moving lorry in a tight skirt is putting your life on the line. :urgh:
I remember the pageant floats and dance troupes parading through Stafford in the 60's Used to march back home from town to Baswich slapping my legs dreaming I was in a dancing troupe.

. getting off and on a flatbed moving lorry in a tight skirt is putting your life on the line.

Climbing out of a HGV lorry in a calf length pencil skirt caused much amusement at the GEC gates , after me getting a lift to work in the early 70's .....had to hitch it up around my waist to be able to get down the steps when we arrived at the works gatehouse. 🤣
 

Gramaisc

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I remember the pageant floats and dance troupes parading through Stafford in the 60's Used to march back home from town to Baswich slapping my legs dreaming I was in a dancing troupe.



Climbing out of a HGV lorry in a calf length pencil skirt caused much amusement at the GEC gates , after me getting a lift to work in the early 70's .....had to hitch it up around my waist to be able to get down the steps when we arrived at the works gatehouse. 🤣

Cine film, or it never happened...
 
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