REID FLEMING

REID FLEMING: THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST MILKMAN

Created by Vancouver cartoonist David Boswell and published by Eclipse Comics It has been described as a bizarre social commentary.

The character began in June 1978 as a single episode in Boswell’s cartoon strip “Heartbreak Comics” which began in Vancouver’s underground paper the Georgia Straight 14 July 1977. It was immediately popular and replaced “Heartbreak Comics as “Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman. It was published for six months and transformed into periodical format in October 1980.

In the meantime “Heartbreak Comics” was reworked into a novel format beginning 13 February 1981. It also included “Reid Fleming.”

In 1986, he began another novel called “Rogue to Riches” which was serialized in five parts By Eclipse Comics.

MEDIUM:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Book front:

Heartbreak Comics. Illus., D. Boswell. Eclipse Books, May 1988.

Content:

Novel:

Heartbreak Comics. Featuring Lanzlo: Great Slavic Lover. Car., D. Boswell. Eclipse Books, May 1988.

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover:

Book front:

Fun with Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman. Illus., David Boswell. Eclipse Books, 1991.

Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman, v.1. Illus., D. Boswell. IDW Publishing, Dec. 2010.

Content:

Fun with Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman., Car.David Boswell. Eclipse Books, 1991.

Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman, v.1. Car., D. Boswell. IDW Publishing, Dec. 2010.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Front: Illus David Boswell. Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman,
1, October 1986.

2, March 1987.

2-3, January 1990.

2-4, November 1989. [?]

2-5, November 1990. [?]

Content:

Novel:

“Rogue to Riches …” Car., D. Boswell. Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman …. Black & white.
“…Chapter 1”. 1, October 1986.

“…Chapter 2”. 2, March 1987.

“Chapter 3”. 2-3, Jan. 1990. [?]

“Chapter 4”. 2-4, Nov. 1989.

“Chapter 5′. 2-5, Nov. 1990. [?]

MERCHANDISE:

Buttons:

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SOURCE:

Book graphic:

“Heartbreak Comics.” Writ., D. Boswell. Heartbreak Comics. Eclipse Books, May 1988.

“History.” Writ., D. Boswell. Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman, v.1. IDW Publishing, Dec. 2010.

Periodical text:

“So, where’s the Milk?’ Writ., Darcy Sullivan. Comics Scene, 20, Aug.1991: 57-60, 68.

Newspaper:

“Here’s your guide to superheroes of Canadian comics.” Toronto Star, 27 Feb. 1987: D6.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON R\REID FLEMING Reid Fleming Worlds Toughest Milkman fc.jpg Fun With Reid Fleming World’s Toughest Milkman: Front cover.