Desert Island Dick
For a year or so, Roger Kettle wrote 'Desert Island Dick', an already established strip which ran in The Topper between 1964 and 1975. It's title is a play on words of BBC Radio's 'Desert Island Discs'..
Kettle fun with Desert Island Dick:
Anyway, he concocted a potion, drank it, and turned himself invisible just as a ship was passing by. The crew, hearing the shouts for help but seeing nothing, assumed the island was haunted and sped away. Remember this was aimed at 8 year-olds! I kept that issue of "The Topper" for years as a reminder of my first ever published comic strip."
If anyone has a copy of the strip described here by Roger, please get in touch! - Ed.
The Topper was a UK comic published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd that ran from 1953 to 1990, when it merged with The Beezer.