About Iain Reid...

After completing his National Service in Egypt's Suez Canal Zone, Iain Reid began his journalistic career at D.C. Thomson's. His first job was on The Beano where, once he got the hang of things, he was given the Dennis the Menace strip to write. After a couple of years, Iain moved to a new Thomson comic, The Beezer. where he wrote scripts for the Menace's female equivalent, Beryl the Peril. He also wrote The Broons and Oor Wullie strips for the Sunday Post.

Iain was lured away to Fleet Street by Beaverbrook Newspapers as Assistant Editor of TV Comic and later to work on their newly-formed Strip cartoon Department which served all of the Group's papers. One day, John Junor, Editor of The Sunday Express, asked the Department to come up with a big-name golf instructional strip. Iain created 'Gary Player's Golf Class' which was a huge success. In the strip, Reid acted as Player's pupil. This meant that he had to travel all over the world with a photographer to record the lessons. 'Gary and I got on very well. Unlike some big names, Gary put everything he had into making the strip a success. It became the world's most-syndicated sports' feature. When Gary won the Open at Carnoustie in 1969, he thanked me in his victory speech for helping sort out a problem with his swing! I knew his swing so well by this time, it wasn't hard to see what was wrong.'

Eventually, Reid took the plunge and went freelance where he worked for many of Fleet Street's national newspapers including The Times. Reid created the $imone strip which appeared daily on page one of the paper. Iain's favourite strip, however, was Tramps which ran seven days a week in the Daily and Sunday Express. The brilliant drawings which matched the gentle, compassionate humour were by Roland Fiddy. Reid now occasionally draws the strip himself for a group of friends. 'I'm not much of an artist but I'm told my work cheers them up, so I suppose it's worth the effort.'

Reid has now agreed to share these efforts on a regular basis with a wider audience under the banner of Reid's Eye View through the Alan Steel Asset Management website - we hope you enjoy the results.  

Archive

2017-03-01-Statue
2017-02-07-Stagger
2017-02-03-Berserk
2017-01-11-Important
2017-01-09-Growup
2016-12-22-Sit-Out
2016-12-15-Hoosedoors
2016-12-12-Santa
2016-11-22-Migrants
2016-11-14-Dont Worry
2016-11-10-trump
2016-11-07-Reidslaw
2016-10-18-Drone
2016-10-18-Orthward
2016-10-07-Ten
2016-09-30-Irmanger2
2016-09-29-manager
2016-08-30-Meter
2016-08-25-Iredge
2016-08-25-Irnutcase
2016-08-22-Trubankir
2016-08-22-Trampsir
2016-08-22-Olympicsir
2016-08-15-Strikemr
2016-07-29-Smart
2016-07-18-Handreading2
2016-07-14-Corbyn6
2016-06-23-Corbyn
2016-06-23-Always
2016-06-22-Pollingday
2016-06-20-Lies
2016-06-13-Fight
2016-06-09-Eubored
2016-05-31-Today-Programme
2016-05-20-Dailyobscure
2016-05-15-Sob
2016-05-09-Trampsponder
2016-04-14-Senditback
2016-03-31-Testash2
216-03-22-Tramps
2016-02-24-Boris2
2016-02-23-Asmanu
2016-02-16-Skint2
2016-02-04-Secondop
2016-01-25-Revcorbyn
2016-01-18-Doctorsbus
2015-12-23-Grumpy
2015-12-23-Bark
2015-12-22-Bettergetdown
2015-12-14-Rain
2015-11-23-tnt
2015-11-09-socalled
2015-10-27-Political
2015-10-26-Football
2015-10-20-Rugby
2015-10-19-Trampsforgotten
2015-10-02-Volks
2015-09-29-Tramps
2015-09-25-The-Games-People-play
2015-09-23-Doctor
2015-09-14-Baptism
2015-09-14-Redhot
2015-09-10-Vets-1
2015-09-07-Ring
2015-09-02-Machi
2015-08-25-Memorypills
2015-08-18-Reverse Journey 3
2015-07-29-Shortlives
2015-07-10-Bookshop
2015-07-08-Next
2015-07-08-Greece
2015-06-15-Mountain
2015-06-01-Election
2015-04-30-dailyguess
2015-04-10-tactics
2015-04-23-misssmith
2015-04-08-greenmodles
2015-04-06-pensionsrisk
2015-03-18-thebestofit-3
2015-03-23-nigel
2015-02-25-not-fair
2015-02-23-capture
2015-02-13-al-grey
2015-02-11-two-heads
2015-02-06-hunt-the-stick-4
2015-02-04-descartes
2015-02-04-walkies-2-2-
2015-01-29-pongo
2015-01-21-peep-peep
2015-01-13-tout
2015-01-05-ascartoon3
2015-01-05-ascartoon2
2014-12-23-crimble-2014
2015-01-05-ascartoon1
2014-12-22-lifeonmars
2014-11-21-tramps_2
2014-11-12-britishjobs
2014-10-24-tea-and-scone_v2
2014-09-17-coin2
2014-10-08-resurrection
2014-09-10-vote
2014-09-09-diy_policing
2014-07-25-professional advice
2014-09-04-planb
2014-07-22-head down
2014-07-09-pity
2014-07-15-backtowork
2014-06-30-suarez_v2
2014-06-16-wishes
2014-05-12-youngblood
2014-05-22-neighbours
2014-04-22-theescape
2014-05-12-nhscrisis
2014-04-04-longlife
2014-03-12-car2
2014-03-26-putin
2014-02-27-buzz
2014-01-30-palacelunch
2014-01-30-writing
2014-01-03-bucharest
2013-12-27-tramps
2014-01-03-poll
2013-12-23-xmas
2013-12-18-slave_optimised
2013-12-20-tweet
2013-11-29-six-or-more_web
2013-12-12-worrying-times
2013-11-25-co-operativephilosophies
2013-11-06-living-wage-2_web
2013-11-20-deutscheland_v2
2013-11-04-hs2-savings_web
2013-10-16-roll-on
2013-10-29-the-switch_low
2013-09-27-iain reid unite
2013-10-01-warming
2013-09-10-evidence
2013-09-11-bbc
2013-08-27-tramps counted
2013-08-28-badgers
2013-08-16-wembley (2)
2013-08-26-halves
2013-07-22-wee eck 2
2013-07-30-expiry
2013-07-16-water cannon 2
2013-07-09-whatnextandy
2013-07-12-machine
2013-07-04-the-choice
2013-07-09-wimbledon
2013-06-24-isaiah
2013-06-17-fathers
2013-05-28-salmond's
2013-06-10-replacement
2013-05-14-nhs
2013-05-20-homevisit2
2013-04-23-spray
2013-05-01-doing
2013-04-18-an
2013-04-22-homevisit
2013-04-15-kim
2013-04-01-tithing
2013-04-12-mobiles3
2013-03-22-osborne's
2013-03-28-no-change
2013-03-18-population
2013-03-13-black-smoke
2013-03-14-pope
2013-03-12-not-in
2013-03-13-unusual
2013-03-04-chelsea
2013-03-06-pmqs
2013-02-27-eastleigh
2013-02-18-cottage
2013-02-19-strong-drug
2013-02-12-binmen
2013-02-18-traces
2013-02-07-gay-marriage-2
2013-02-11-beef
2013-02-04-no-sermon
2013-01-29-shape-2
2013-01-31-remarkable-baby
2013-02-04-lib-dems
2013-01-25-shape
2013-01-28-nice-one
2013-01-21-jeanvaljean
2013-01-18-burgers
2013-01-21-isaiah
2013-01-15-testing-vaccines
2013-01-17-les-mis
2013-01-08-celibacy-proof
2013-01-03-embezzlers-beware!
2013-01-04-odd
2013-01-03-christmas-exercise
2013-01-03-stockings
2012-12-24-tramps-mayan-1
2013-01-03-2013-prediction
2012-12-18-shale gas 2
2012-12-24-calendars
2012-12-18-wiggins3
2012-12-17-home sweet home
2012-12-17-the great escape
2012-12-12-zoo
2012-12-14-stuffing3
2012-12-10-sentence2
2012-12-11-short-term-memory
2012-12-05-panorama risks
2012-12-07-stop statins
2012-11-21-correction
2012-11-13-durham
2012-11-19-christmas is a-coming
2012-11-05-ash cull
2012-11-05-second opinion
2012-11-12-tramps living wage
2012-10-26-beeb
2012-11-05-birdsflew
2012-10-22-owl
2012-10-22-week off
2012-10-01-doctor's-list
2012-10-08-statins
2012-10-22-appraisal
2012-09-20-closer-mag
2012-09-27-eunuchs
2012-09-12-andy-2
2012-09-05-reshuffle
2012-09-10-president-b
2012-08-30-clapton lion
2012-08-31-numpty
2012-08-22-bunged up
2012-08-24-sena
2012-08-06-curiosity
2012-08-16-olympic cut
2012-07-31-tramps aroma
2012-08-03-wedding contract
2012-08-06-what counts
2012-07-27-eds
2012-07-30-beach ball
2012-07-19-safe at last
2012-07-24-im detector
2012-07-10-hawkeye 2
2012-07-13-contrarian steel
2012-07-04-higgs
2012-07-10-depression2
2012-07-04-foreign students (2)
2012-07-04-trinity2 (2)
2012-07-04-zapper (2)
2012-07-04-ex d (2)
2012-07-04-flog it (2)
2012-03-08-petrol price
2012-03-08-record price
2012-03-08-wedding dress
2012-03-02-nursing
2012-03-02-wake up
2012-02-15-rangers finances
2012-02-21-taxman
2012-02-23-tramps less poor
2012-02-13-9 feb 2012 humpty dumpty language
2012-02-13-deportation 8 feb 2012 (1)
2012-02-07-angels
2012-02-07-hester
2012-02-07-mr goodwin
2012-02-07-obsolescence
2012-01-30-t_water
2012-01-30-hadrian_2
2012-01-30-referendum_change
2012-01-26-dole
2012-01-26-property
2012-01-26-stolen_what_s_important
2012-01-16-revenue
2012-01-16-tramps_financials
2012-01-16-no_work
2012-01-16-pc
2012-01-16-pots___kettles
2012-01-16-eden
2012-01-16-fares
2012-01-16-forty-seven
2011-11-28-28 nov turkey vote
2011-11-28-28_nov_virgin_northern_rock
2012-01-16-barlinnie
2011-11-14-cedric's plan 14 nov 11
2011-11-28-28 nov met office 2
2011-11-28-28 nov tramps poverty 2
2011-11-01-healing 1st november
2011-11-14-sports 14 nov 11
2011-11-14-the  hook 14 nov 11
2011-10-26-contrarian weather man 22 oct
2011-11-01-be not anxious 1st november
2011-11-01-st. pauls 1st november
2011-10-20-inflation linked
2011-10-20-move savings
2011-10-26-facts of life 23 oct facts of life
2011-10-20-40 forecast
2011-10-20-a.steel2
2011-10-20-europe crisis
2011-05-31-blood pressure
2011-06-09-smile 2
2011-07-28-q easing
2011-02-16-cidinner
2011-03-24-budget 2011
2011-03-30-lists
2011-04-04-squeezed
2010-12-22-greetings 2010
2011-01-05-a toast
2011-02-14-valentines 11
2010-10-21-pocket money
2010-10-21-post mortem
2010-10-21-wrigley
2010-10-21-contrarian oldie
2010-10-21-equitable
2010-10-21-headache
2010-10-21-meter man
2010-10-21-budget 2010
2010-10-21-conference
2010-10-21-spending
2010-11-01-but
2010-10-21-cabinet cuts
2010-10-21-close call