No. 119 – Strawberry Fields Forever

Prog 540’s Zenith cover by Steve Dillon (1962–2016), featuring Peter St. John (aka Mandala), written by Grant Morrison MBE* vs. John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (1940–1980), pictured here in the psychedelic piece Strawberry Fields (artist unknown)

Strawberry Fields Forever is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Lennon and Paul McCartney CH**, MBE; it was inspired by Lennon’s memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army children’s home near where he grew up in Liverpool.

Then again, it could just as easily be George Harrison MBE (1943–2001) (artist unknown)

*British chivalric order: Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
**British Commonwealth order: Order of the Companions of Honour

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No. 109 – Waughkenstein

Arnold Schwarzenegger at Mr. Olympia 1974 (photo ©George Butler)

Devlin Waugh by Sean Phillips from Judge Dredd: The Megazine Vol. 2 #5 vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry-Thomas [sic*] (1911–1990, right panel, insert)

Writer John Smith described Waugh as an hedonist: “… a languorous upper-class misfit, a fop, an ex-public schoolboy with a neat line in sarcasm. A lounge lizard. Imagine Noël Coward as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.”** Phillips visualised him with the Terry-Thomas trademark gap in his teeth†.

*Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens added the dash to his stage name Terry Thomas in 1946 to form a “trade name” and mimic the gap in his front teeth
**2000adonline.tumblr.com/post/85483608412/brand-new-devlin-waugh-swimming-in-blood-as-a# [2000 AD Online “Brand New! Devlin Waugh – Swimming In Blood“, Tumblr]
web.archive.org/web/20130615212353/http://www.2000ad.nu/classof79/JS_interview.htm [John Smith Interview by Grant Goggans, Class of ’79]

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