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    Ok this is a VERY precarious memory so forgive me if I find out it was just a figment of my imagination!!

    I seem to remember a magazine, designed for kids, I was living in Scotland at the time so couldn't have been more than 4 years old. - So it was around in about 1986-ish. Called Jump? (I think?) - it had cartoon strips (i think it had a frog as a mascot), "how to" activities, articles...oh I dunno, did I make the whole thing up?

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    Think you may have imagined it

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    • #3
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      this is a tough one solo. still looking though
      Heather

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        No, you didn't imagine it all - and thank god I've finally found someone else who remembers it! I've searched everywhere but it's as if it never existed - there are no old copies anywhere and nobody ever talks about it!

        I don't remember what years it existed between, I just know that it stopped suddenly. I had a subscription (it was a monthly magazine) and one time it just stopped coming and it was never available again. A sad day. I think I must have been about 7 when it stopped, so it would have been around 1990-1991.

        I remember it quite clearly; there was the cartoon strip (well, usually 3 pages actually) of Professor Blither, (best thing about the whole magazine!) usually a couple of illustrated poems, a read-aloud story, some kind of feature on just about anything (nature, foreign countries etc) with facts and photos. There'd often be a book review, always a competition (I won one once!) and at the end there'd be a page where there were the results of a previous competition where something had to be sent in, like a poem, drawing, collage etc. Oh and Lucy Goose!

        I'm pretty certain I don't have any copies left - I always tried to keep them but I think over the years they were quietly thrown away by various clutter-hating members of my family. It's funny, I always had a feeling there was a good reason why I should keep them; they're probably collectors' items by now!

        Hope this has helped to reassure you you're not going insane and has brought back some happy memories!

        xx

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          Oh Eponine - thank you thank you THANK YOU!! I knew I was nuts anyway but I'm sure I couldn't have dreamed up a complete magazine, LOL!

          The hunt is on!!

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            ok i saw lucy goose mentioned did a search for her and emailed the author
            got a email back this morning with this info

            Hi Jo

            The are absolutely right.
            Jump! was published by Two-can Ltd and lasted about 3 years.
            I did the Lucy Goose intros and some stories for it. Two-can went on to do the Young Telegraph magazine, Playdays for the BBC and Earthmatters for Friends of the Earth. Then they got taken over. Lucy went on to hatch a gosling, Baby Goz, who is still going strong.
            I have copies of the magazine, Iíll have to see about putting something up on the web site.

            All the Best

            steve

            steve and sue Weatherill

            Authors & Illustrator

            Memorial Lane, Gedney Dyke, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0AN

            Phone 01406 363709 email steve@babygoz.co.uk

            http://www.weatherill.ndo.co.uk/babygoz/

            guess he means the above website?? i contacted them through a different one though
            this one
            http://www.weatherill.ndo.co.uk/lucygoose/

            hope some of that info helps
            Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
            Those who live in the past are already repeating it.

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              Wow Jo that was nice of you to go to so much trouble.
              Heather

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                it was no trouble at all
                a couple of clicks and a email lol,
                Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
                Those who live in the past are already repeating it.

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                  Oh wow, you star! Thanks!

                  And they are from Spalding, wow I only live about 40 mins from there LOL

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                  • #10
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                    Here's a leaflet advertising the magazine.

                    Last edited by davidthomas27; 21-07-2008, 14:26.
                    https://i.imgur.com/sOpNJOr.png

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                      Just found a load of Jump Mag in the attic.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by davidthomas27 View Post
                        Here's a leaflet advertising the magazine.

                        Fantastic, =D.

                        Also great to hear noodlehendon just found some issues in the attic. =).

                        Eponine83 is right - Professor Blither was amazing! ^_^.

                        Is anyone able to scan in old issues of Jump! ...?
                        I'd particularly like to read the Professor Blither comic strips again, =).

                        Does anyone know who they were drawn/written by?

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                          https://i.imgur.com/sOpNJOr.png

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