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Crystal Tipps and Alistair

The same bloke who did this, also did CHARLEY SAY, unsurprisinglyHUGE CLOPPING CUT-OUT nonsense between giant girl and loping dog in a cottage in the middle of nowhere, where two butterflies looked on.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    This type of illustration was, for a while, hugely popular in the seventies, but looking at it today (just go to any second hand bookshop or charity shop and seek out pretty much anything published between 1969-74) is a curiously depressing experience.

  2. Larrington the 3rd

    August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I loved this as a kid!!

  3. Richard16378

    August 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    A bit strange & surreal without any talking.

    I last remember it on Channel 4 shown early on sunday mornings.

  4. Richard Dore

    November 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I remember this when ti was on BBC 1 at about 5.40 p.m just before the news in the 1970’s.

  5. plopindevon

    March 27, 2014 at 12:09 am

    For reasons I’m at a loss to fully explain,this scared me stupid,at the time.I hated it,something about..the look of it all.
    Frankly,what with this,the Singing Ringing Tree,and those grotesque Czech shadow-puppet cartoon things ( The Golden Bird,was it?) and flipping Raggetty from Rupert Bear,I learned to hate telly quite quickly.There was the also another cartoon called The Mole,that I also,believe was Czech,and it was the most depressing thing,ever invented,he cried in every episode,his house flooded or something nasty was trying to get memories of kid’s telly from the early 70’s,was that most of it scared the bejesus out of me..

  6. Droogie

    March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Crystal Tipps spooked me too as a kid too. I think part of it was that there was a terrifying safety movie they used to show us in school called Don’t Go With Strangers that had opening animation by the bloke who also did Crystal Tipps. I was never much of a fan of that jerky animation style using cut-outs instead of a drawn cartoon. The Charlie Says series comes to mind too

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