Apparel of Laughs are very happy to launch a new range of 12 T-shirt designs celebrating the classic comics from IPC Fleetway in conjunction with Rebellion.
Each t-shirt design features one classic title from the archive with a selection of the characters that appeared in that comic. Comics featured include: Buster, Cheeky Weekly, and Whizzer and Chips, along with some shorter running titles like Wow!, Cor!, and Shiver and Shake.
A quote from Founder and Designer of Apparel of Laughs, Jude Coram: “I have been an avid collector of British comics for over 15 years now, with too many issues and annuals to count in my collection. The artistry and story telling is often overlooked for other mediums, but the British humour comic gives us a great insight into the national culture and sense of humour over the years. Back in the day, the humour titles of IPC Fleetway, now under the supervision of Rebellion, were the comics that filled the newsstands of the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
“I wanted to celebrate the many different classic comics from the Fleetway stable with a range of T-shirts. I delved into my own collection to find the many different characters to feature on the designs. I obviously wanted to show off the most recognisable characters by some of the most famous artists like Ken Reid, Leo Baxendale, and Mike Lacey. I also wanted to find some of the hidden gems that popped up in the issues that people might not have necessarily heard of before. Hopefully it will prompt people to look back to find these forgotten characters to give them another read.”
Apparel of Laughs has been selling T-shirts and gifts celebrating British culture from when it first launched in October 2019. Since then, it has spread a bit of Britishness to customers all over the world with designs featuring food, TV, film, sports, and art from the UK.
All the shirts are printed using vegan inks, and all are sent in plastic free packaging. All clothing orders are also sent for free to the UK.
The new collection of comic T-shirts perfectly sums up what Apparel of Laughs is all about; showcasing classic parts of British cultural history with fun, unique, and original designs.