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  Whizzer & Chips characters and strips...
    Doodle was a stick man who existed, literally, on a page.
    Each week he'd been drawn into life by an artist's hand,
    and his world created around him.

    The very first strip involved Doodle being "doodled" for the
    first time by Mr Artist. He bragged about himself, and had
    his loud mouth wiped out with Mr Artist's eraser. Then he
    was given a kilt, jigged about, and was squished by
    a caber.

    So that first strip was very simple, just doodle on his page
    interacting with the hand. But it set the scene for an
    ongoing sparring match between Doodle and his creator,
    and the panels and stories became ever more complex
    and inventive. Doodle's artist was, in effect, the Hand of
    God, building up his world, then tearing it down
    as he saw fit.

    Doodle and the Yeti

    Mr Artist was in fact cartoonist Bob Hill, and
    harked back to the very earliest toon days of Winsor
    McCay and Gertie the Dinosaur, Felix the Cat and
    Coco the Clown. Doodle's world was always changing.
    Objects would evolve from panel to panel, with some
    surprising results along the way. Unlike, say, Morph
    who popped up on Tony Hart's art desk a few year's
    later, Doodle's world was infinite. That's him above
    coming a cropper whilst hunting the Yeti!

    Sadly this unique strip star didn't hang around for long.
    The Comics Gods conspired to erase him from the
    Whizzer section of Whizer & Chips, early in 1976...



  Facts & Figures

  1st appearance:
  Whizzer & Chips
  2nd August 1975

  Original artist:

  Bob Hill


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