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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tubby Hitchcock is...The Donor

Tubby Hitchcock is...The Donor
by Galton Simpkins / Bubblegum Dada Publications #002


24 pages, cardboard cover,15cm x 17cm

£/$: creative exchange/stamps to cover postage

The latest a series of prolific publications by The Bubblegum Dada Corporation (formerly Readers Digress!) re-imagines the classic Tony Hancock episode The Blood Donor, which was first broadcast on the BBC in 1961. 

This vintage skit by the great comedy scriptwriter Galton Simpkins sees Hitchcock attempting to do his thing for humanity by donating his seed to the local fertility clinic. What follows is an absurdist romp of misunderstandings, at once a critique of idiocy and bureaucracy. 

I've been enjoying immensely the output of the B.D.C - its always varied, surprising, and its work is based on a diverse set of references. So if you like the sound of this publication you'll definitely like the rest of their work. You can read my reviews of previous Bubblegum Dada publications here.

The Bubblegum Dada Corporation is a curiously offline enterprise based on the coast of England. But if you'd like a copy of The Donor you can now contact them at their newly acquired email address - bubblegumdadacorporation (at) gmail (dot) com - with offers to exchange creative endeavours, or an offer of stamps to cover postage. Please say we sent you!

Review by Nathan Penlington

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