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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bollie

Many thanks to Colin Roets for identifying Bollie's origin. Bollie was originally "Bobo" - a Dutch children's magazine, originating in 1968. From 1970-1994 he was drawn by Italian artist Sergio Cavina.

Bollie is a Comic Strip that has entertained generations of children in South Africa since the 1960s. Bollie starred in the magazines Die Huisgenoot, Sarie Marais, Landbouweekbland and Vonk, before launching his own magazine in 1968.

An ad for Bollie Magazine, from Vonk  05 May 1969:
Many Thanks to Carinne - who has shared the majority of these images. 
Some covers of Bollie Magazine from the 1970s:
 
 


 


 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

 

After the launch of Television services in South Africa in 1976, Bollie joined TV Wonderland Magazine:

 
 
 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 


In recent years, Bollie has been redesigned, for publication in Die Huisgenoot (and is called "Bobo" in the English equivalent magazine, "You"):
See Also:
Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips

19 comments:

  1. Where can I get a hold of these please?

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    1. This is a bit of a longshot, but would you be up for selling any? I'm based in the UK and was hoping to get hold of an issue or two of bollie for a friend who grew up with it.

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  2. Where can I get a hold of these please?

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  3. We have a lot of these stored in our family home garage, are these old
    comic strips worth anything?

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    1. Kicking up old posts, but do you still have a book or two?

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    2. Bit of a longshot given the OP was 4 years ago but same question

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  4. are these Bollie comicstrips worth anything, we have loads of these in storage

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    1. Good day. Do you have any of these books available

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  5. Id love to buy some if anyone has them

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    1. Hi Helena. I have some Bollie books that I want to sell. I have 12 books of deel 6. You can whatsapp me on 0792167756

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    2. Hi Elsa, a bit of a longshot since your post was 2 years ago but do you still have any bollie books for sale? I couldn't find you on whatsapp

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  6. ons het 60 bollie boeke om te verkoop.Enige belangstelling

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    1. Yes please what price and where are you

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    2. Do you still have any bollie comics for sale and would you be willing to post to the UK?


      Het u nog bollie-strokiesprente te koop en is u bereid om na die Verenigde Koninkryk te pos?

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  7. I have alot of these books. Anyone interested in buying? 0650265676

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    1. Do you still have copies in good condition? Send all details please

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  8. Hi still have alot of these comics if anyone interested

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    1. I would like to buy 5 of these books for my dad's 50th birthday. Where are you and what will it cost.me

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