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6 November 2019

The wisdom of the gnomes - comics and annuals

One of the first comics I ever blogged about (herehere and here) was a title called 'Wanted' - it was published by 'Celebrity' - a publisher about whom I knew very little (then or now!). It would turn out that Celebrity's most successfult title would be their Count Duckula comic (which I covered here), but they had at least one other title published. This was The wisdom of gnomes, an (according to wikipedia) animated series made in Spain and was a spin-off from the series 'David the gnome'.

The wisdom of the gnomes, Celebrity, issue 1, date unknown 
cover not to hand

The wisdom of the gnomes, Celebrity, issue 2, 25th October 1989 

Cover art looks like it is by Mario Capaldi.
24 pages long
Inside you get a single story - Journey to Scotland - which runs to 16 pages - with the rest being a mix of games, puzzles and adverts.
Interior art is unsigned but looks like it could be Capaldi (albeit drawing in quite a simplified style).

Now the question is - were there any more issues? Surely, no comic series stops after 2 issues? Sadly, I can't find any more but if you know differently do let me know.

There were also (at least) 2 annuals produced - both look like they are sporting covers by Mario Capaldi. 

The 1991 annual

Celebrity Publications postal address was Unit 1, H.Q. 3, Hook Rise South, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7NH

Editor is Floron Florenzo
Assistant to editor is Ben Lakofski
Editorial Director is Etta Saunder


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    1. wow, didn't know that, thanks for sharing, do you have a copy? A cover image woudl be great - if yu can get in touch here or via @richardandsheaf on twitter - thanks!