An appreciation of British comics.
My subscription to Lion ceased when I left home in 1968 to join the Army. Growing up in an Australian country town, from the time I was 12 I read Lion every week. Delivery from England wasn't reliable at our newsagent in those days, and sometimes there was a gap of a few weeks, then 3 or 4 would arrive at once. I credit Lion with getting me started as a reader. I have 3 university degrees, but I still miss Lion. Who knows what turns you into the sort of person you grow up to be, but Paddy Payne had a huge influence on me.