JIMMY JEST

Comic
Speech Bubbles
Drawn by Ken Harrison

50 appearances (over 50 pages) from issue no. 38 (04/10/75) to no. 87 (11/09/76).
All were printed in black and white.

What does it say on the tin (or in that rhyming couplet at the top of the first page)?
“Fun with the lad – whose shadow’s always bad!”

In the first story, Jimmy refills his new water pistol from a jar of liquid left on the window sill of a laboratory. He squirts the liquid onto his shadow. Instantly the shadow leaps up and thumps him.

Each week, Shadow would cause mischief and get Jimmy into trouble, but Jimmy would get his revenge in the last frame.

The strip has echoes of Jimmy Jinx And What He Thinks (BUZZ 1973-75, TOPPER 1975-89) – same name (Jimmy) and a part of himself that gets him into trouble (shadow / his ‘bad’ side) that sports horns and calls him ‘Jim’.