A coarsely satirical version of this strip, entitled Billy Sulphate, appeared in the early s in VIZ cash-in clone ZIT — a remarkably unfunny piece by common consensus. Later on, Parkins also kitted Billy out in a striking new tracksuit. Sea of Thieves, Fifa 18, Fortnite, Surviving Mars, For Honor, FIFA 17, Gears 4, Don Bradman 17 and cities: skylines Gaming Videos, along with games trailers. In some issues of the comic in the autumn ofBilly appeared as the first strip in the comic — this slot is usually reserved for Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.
However, due to his commitments with Jak for the Dandy, the strip was understudied again by Trevor Metcalfe, who, aided with a Wacom tablet, drew the strip in a mixture of his own and Thompson's style. He first appeared in issue billy the whizz, dated 16th Mayreplacing The Country Cuzzins.
Judge's style tended to be typified by tne wide variety of styles in which Billy's speed was depicted, including trails of dust, motion blur, multiple copies of Billy in a panel, and more besides. One notable feature of Judge's artwork was the wide variety of visual devices used to depict Billy's whizzing, including spinning legs, dust trails and multiple copies of Billy in a panel, amongst other methods. Tom Paterson again drew Billy in the annual, while Nigel Parkinson drew his strip in the annual, in the style of Vic Neill.
Timeline[ edit ] 16 May Billy Whizz debuts in the comic. He was originally drawn by. He continued to draw the strip until his death in Januaryand Graeme Hall took it up afterwards.
Horrocks continued as artist until latewhen he was succeeded by Beano newcomer David Parkins who began a major overhaul of the strip, making the effects of Billy's speed more destructive to his surroundings, giving him a more laid-back attitude, and later introducing a rather alien-looking tracksuit. By Thompson's increasing workload led to the return of Trevor Metcalfenow drawing the strip on computer using a Wacom tablet, initially as an understudy to Thompson.
Thompson did another revamp of the strip, creating a version of Billy that was based on Malcolm Judge's work and to a lesser extent, David Parkins' de of Billyand gave a new life to the character and feel of the strip. Any trouble he causes is usually by accident, though this happens quite often due to Billy's whizzspeed.
Parkins whkzz the character something of an overhaul by making the effects of Billy's whizzing more destructive to his environment than ly, thus adding him to a long tradition of comics characters whose defining characteristic causes chaos in the well-ordered world of adulthood and law-abiding suburbia. This hairstyle was retained by Graeme Hall, but was later reverted to the original two hairs once Wayne Thompson took over.
However, he later took over the strip full-time and continued to draw Billy untilwhen he left Thw. When depicted in colour, originally all the non-black areas of the tracksuit were in yellow, though soon all but the lightning flash was in red, and later the lightning flash turned red itself. It has been revealed in some strips that Billy's hair is blond should it grow to full length.
In the Beano Annual, it is revealed that the reason why Billy, plus Dad and Alfie, always have this style is because they always get thrown out of the barber's before the last two hairs can be shaved off. Billy Whizz is a character in the Beano comic. He continued to draw Billy until his death in Januarywhen Graeme Hall became artist. Instead, it was decided that the strip would be given a stay of execution, albeit under a new artist. Billy initially wore ordinary shoes but around the same time as the tracksuit was introduced he started to wear trainers, which are usually worn out very quickly by whizzspeed running, and as a result often have whlzz in the soles.
Judge remained Billy's artist until his death in January Theme parks[ edit ] Billy had his billy the whizz ride at Chessington World of Adventuresa flying chair ride titled Billy's Whizzerfrom the opening of Beanoland bill until it was refurbished into Wild Asia in ths Barrie Appleby draws the strip for the next few weeks, before Steve Horrocks takes over. However, bllly does seem to have a fairly short temper, as in the Beano Book he exploded into a rage after he found out Alfie had a whizzz of ice during a race.
From the first strip, Billy sported a shaved hair cut with two long, antennae-like hairs sticking out at the top.
In the comic started to reprint Neill and Metcalfe strips as well as Parkins', but in the Beano's 70th birthday issue 2nd Augusta brand new strip was drawn by Barrie Appleby. Around this time, Billy's popularity took a sharp decline and by the Beano's editorial staff seriously considered dropping the strip for good. This run of reprints continued for the next year including a few early Trevor Metcalfe and Vic Neill strips along the way until the comic's 70th anniversary issue, when Barrie Appleby returned to provide a new strip this time drawn in his own style, as opposed to his s work which followed Malcolm Judge's style.
The comic ran reprints of early, pre-tracksuit David Parkins stories for the rest of the year.
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Powers and abilities. The strip was briefly taken over by Barrie Appleby before Steve Horrocks drew it intowhen Beano newcomer David Parkins took over.
He remained with the team for the season. Judge drew every single Billy Whizz strip until the mids, when other artists, including Barrie Appleby and Graeme Hill,  began providing occasional fill-in strips, though Judge still drew the vast majority of the strips from the conception whiza In a late s strip, Billy's dad sends him out to buy a new pair of trousers, supposedly to slow Billy down, but as he buys a pair of tracksuit bottoms this doesn't happen, though from that point Billy wore those trousers.
Parkins acted as the main artist in this time, but Trevor Metcalfe and Vic Neill also drew occasional strips for the next few years;  all three artists used a broadly similar de for Billy, but Metcalfe and Billy the whizz strips featured a much more happy-go-lucky version of Billy. Physical appearance[ edit ] When the strip began, Billy simply wore a Th and black shorts.
His version of Billy was fairly similar to Neill's, though the strip's overall style changed somewhat. The tracksuit first appeared in Beano issuedated 9th Mayand in this strip Billy ran so fast that he was mistaken for a lightning storm.
He also has a younger brother, Alfie, who has made regular appearances in the strip. He has been known to be rather impatient, not able to sit still even for a film.
In NovemberWilbur Dawbarn took over as artist, returning the strip to its original style and removing Billy's tracksuit and bringing back the shorts and red T-shirt. Billy is a boy who can run at exceptionally high speeds. He does not share Billy's exceptional speed, but is said to be fast for his age. Billy Monger · BillyWhizz · Social Wall. Two weeks later, the current artist Nick Brennan took over as the Beano started printing new billy the whizz again. Later artists tended to use a single, specific visual device to represent Billy's whizzing.
It was eventually decided to keep it, but Hall stopped as artist in March with Wayne Thompson taking over the following month. A reshuffle of the Beano's artists coinciding with the comic's move to all-colour printing saw Parkins leave the strip inand Neill became the main artist, upon which he began further tweaking Billy's appearance, the most notable change being that the two long hairs he had always been drawn with were turned into a thunderbolt. Career[ edit ] Monger first got behind the wheel of a vehicle at the age of three, when his father, a former kart racer, bought him his first go-kart.
The change of artist revitalised the strip and the new biply style, based on that of Malcolm Judge's original but with a modern twist, brought new life to the character and the stories. He first appeared in issuedated 16th Mayreplacing The Country Cuzzins. Neill changed the character further, with his familiar two long hairs being changed into a thunderbolt in mid This is explained in a story where Billy's dad tells him to buy some trousers, in the hope that they will slow tye down, but Billy chooses some tracksuit bottoms which don't slow him down.
Wayne Thompson took over from the following month. Billy's appearance changed relatively little during Judge's spell as artist almost 25 yearsalthough in the late s he began to wear trousers instead of shorts. When the Beano changed to full colour printing, Vic Neill took over as artist, partly due to David Parkins' workload, though Trevor Metcalfe continued as occasional understudy into After Vic Neill became artist, the two hairs morphed into a lightning flash, with no explanation given for this in the comic.
So, no surprises there Character history[ edit ] Concept and creation[ edit ] The strip was originated by Malcolm Judgewho had ly drawn Colonel Crackpot's Circus,  and would go on to create several more popular strips, including Ball BoyThe Numskulls and The Badd L.