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    A Basinful of Fun
    A Basinful of Fun was a companion cartoon/short story humour and pin-up magazine to You’ve Had It. Most of the early issues are undated but it seems that by 1950 A Basinful of Fun appeared bi-monthly (probably alternating with You’ve Had It), switching to monthly with the January 1952 issue.


    A Basinful of Fun [#29, n.d. (1943?)] (F. Youngman Ltd., 6d, 40pp, 4¾" x 7", cover by Rusby)
    While the month and year are unknown, the masthead inside shows the flags of the Allies, and “U.S.S.R, U.S.A & US on to Victory” suggesting that WW2 has not ended as yet. “Simon” is noted to be with the British North Africa Forces at time of publication. An illustration on page 34 is dated 1943. Pages filled with jokes and art by the following artists: Grit, NAP, GNR Tempest JA India, Simon, Lane, Slim, Turnbull, Flash, etc. Details supplied by Morgan Wallace.
    • ifc. · [good girl art] · Grit · il
    • 3 · The Man from the B.B.C. · W. T. Baker · vi
    • 7 · Lost Property · Charles Fontaine · vi
    • 8 · “Nursery Rhymes” SIMONised · Simon · ms
    • 16 · “Nursery Rhymes” SIMONised · Simon · ms
    • 17 · Useless Creation-Man · H. C. Cropper · ms
    • 20 · Your Birthdate-and 1944 · Anoni · ms
    • 26 · “Nursery Rhymes” SIMONised · Simon · ms
    • 27 · Christmas in a Birthday Suit · Jack Leigh · vi
    • ibc. · [good girl art] · NAP · il


    A Basinful of Fun [#30, n.d. (1943?)] (F. Youngman Ltd., 4d, 32pp, 4¾" x 7", cover by Rusby)
    Pages filled with jokes and art by the following artists: Beatty, Newton (twice, each dated 1943), Williams, Jeff, JEW, A. J. Greer, Smith, C. Purvis, R. S., Rowe, Dunn, etc. Details supplied by Morgan Wallace.


    A Basinful of Fun [#42, n.d. (late 1946?)] (F. Youngman Ltd., 4d, 32pp, 4¾" x 7", cover by Warner)
    Cover states “Back to Civvies!” indicating the war is over and it is time to return to work; next issue sports another Paul Dupre story featuring Alf Hopkins. Pages filled with jokes and art by the following artists: Newton (dated 1946), Russ, Roz, Lionel Ashworth, Housley (full page GGA), Tommy, Warner (2), Hughie, etc. Details supplied by Morgan Wallace.


    A Basinful of Fun [#44, n.d. (early 1947?)] (F. Youngman Ltd., 4d, 32pp, 4¾" x 7", cover by Rusby)
    Editor mentions Number 45 due April, 46 in June, 47 in August, 48 in October, and 49 in December. Pages filled with jokes and art by the following artists: A. W., Denis McLoughlin, Cliff Thomas (3), Lionel Ashworth (4), ROZ (2), Rake, Holmes, etc. Details supplied by Morgan Wallace.



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