Worldwide syndication

Reprinted Beau Peep strips have been carried in the Daily Star Sunday, the Sunday Express colour magazine, Italian publications and other foreign newspapers such as:

  • “Afternoon Despatch & Courier” Mumbai, India
  • “The Independent Daily”, Mauritius
  • “The Himalayan Times”, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • "The Calcutta Times", India
  • "The Times of India”, India
  • “Daily Mirror", Sri Lanka
  • “Daily Star of Scotland”, Scotland

We know this is not a complete list, as it's only the publications we found which carry Beau Peep on their websites. A Daily Star article from October 1984 said: “His (Beau Peep's) wacky adventures are eagerly followed by readers of newspapers in Norway, Sweden, Italy, Holland, Oman, Greece, Nigeria, Hong Kong and Sarawak.”

If you spot Beau in any foreign newspapers whilst on your holidays, please let us know!

Afternoon Despatch and Courier (Mumbai): worldwide

The Himalayan Times: worldwide

The Times of India:
The colouring is generally atrocious. And who is Stuart Lee?! worldwide worldwide worldwide

Roger talks about syndication:

"The first country Beau Peep was syndicated to was, bizarrely, Sarawak. I guess this was nearly thirty years ago and it was enough for Andrew and I to spend the day celebrating.
It's doubtful if the £7.50 monthly payment was enough enough to cover the cost of our first hour in the pub but it was a good day!
Over the years, we picked up a few more countries like Italy, Holland, India and Australia but the strip has never been widely syndicated.
A Man Called Horace has never been syndicated in its 21 years of existence -- at least, as far as I know -- but I've long understood that my style is both dated and parochial."


Roger Remembers:

"The following is absolutely true...
The syndication agent who handles Beau Peep for me phoned late this afternoon. I think he last spoke to me about five years ago. He opened by saying he'd " managed" to get my number from The Daily Star. So, nice to know he hasn't done anything silly in the past...like take a note of it.
Anyway, it seems that a Sunday paper who print three of the strips weekly is changing its format and will now only require two but he had made sure that they still paid the same fee. That's fair, I thought, as we hadn't had a rise all the time we'd been there. The conversation then went like this....

Agent: So that's fine, then?
Me: Yes -- no problem.
Agent: So you'll just send them two strips a week instead of three?
Me: Sorry?
Agent: You'll just send them two strips.
Me: Um...I don't send the strips to them...you do.
Agent: Do I?
Me: Yes -- you send the prints to them from your files or whatever.
Agent: Really? I suppose that makes sense...oh, well, that's fine.

I put down the phone and quietly sobbed."

An American cartoon fan has reviewed the cartoon strips carried in The Calcutta Times, and he posted the following on his "blog": .

This strip is of British origin, and concerns the travails of a filthy chef and his really bizarrely dressed customer. From what I gleaned over reading about four strips, it just consists of the cook saying weird things to the customer. I was kind of into it.
Actually, never mind -- I just looked at the website and it turns out there are way more characters than I thought -- and I lost interest.
Apparently that weird guy is the title character, and he's some sort of military man? I can't find an image of the one strip that I really appreciated, but it goes like this:
The cook says to Beau Peep: "You know what I REALLY hate about flying? That bit where you link arms and do funny kicks" / (No dialogue) / "No, hang on - that's line dancing."

Roger later commented:

"Damned by faint praise, I fear!"

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