|Issue #6, initial cover, by Dave Alexander|
Concluding our 2 weeks of Soupy celebrations let's start with the above, the test print of the issue #6 cover that never was. It seems all that saw the issue were in agreement that the yellow just didn't have enough pop and so (for a few issues, at least) a bold red was added to the mix.
|Issue #6, initial back cover, by Frank Quitely|
Dave reckons only 10 or so of these were printed and isn't entirely sure if the copy he has is the only one still in existence....
|Destination Underpants, by Tommy Somme|
This illustration, culled from the 1993 Glasgow Comic Convention brochure, was supposed to herald the arrival of Destination Underpants (like most Electric Soup legend this name revolves around Frank Quitely, a bus ticket and the unfortunate mistake of what seems to have been his mother leaning too hard whilst writing an 'essentials' list for a trip to London - evidently it was hilarious enough to spawn the title, but little by way of content)....
|Soupermen, L-R, Padam, Jim, Tommy, Frank and Dave|
And now we head into the office for some exclusive pictures courtesy of Dave Alexander....
|Jim McEwan and Tommy Somme in the Soup offices|
|Dave Alexander, ultra suave cartoonist....|
|Padam Singh contemplates all things comic....|
|Fresh faced Frank Quitely quite frankly needs a break....|
|Debbie Mathison, the Soup's sole female contributor....|
|Och aye spy, with Jim McEwan (seated) and Hugh McKenna....|
|Evening Times, 13th January, 1990|