Wednesday 17 February 2010

The Black Sapper

Some colour Ian Kennedy art this time from 1982.
I always wondered about the Sapper's mental state. He spends his life deep underground, encased in a metal 'worm', dressed in a skintight (leather/latex?) suit. He spends a heck of a lot of time down there-in the depths. On his own. Fiddling about... Like some goateed, mutant mole, shuffling, snuffling and grubbing, down there in the dark. "It's so not natural Albert. And that Dolmann geezer is knocked in the head too. All alone, by him self-talking to them there dolls."

Ahem, moving along....


  1. Your website is truly superb. Fascinating stuff.

  2. Hey.
    Thanks for the kind words. Glad you're enjoying it!

  3. I remember the Black Sapper from The Beezer circa 1958 or 59. I recall one episode where the Earthworm was in (Hampton) Maze and both the Black Sapper and the Police were in a race to get to it first!