I WAS DOODLING ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHILE WATCHING 'SUNSET BOULEVARD' ON THE TV AND THIS IS WHAT EMERGED. Art by Andy Sparrow

AFTER I STOPPED DOING 'BLOODRUNNERS' FOR BIKE MAGAZINE,
I WAS QUITE BITTER ABOUT BEING SACKED (EVEN THOUGH I DESERVED IT)
SO I DIDN'T WANT TO WORK FOR ANOTHER MAGAZINE & BE TOLD WHAT I COULD OR COULDN'T DO.
I DECIDED TO DO A FREE COMIC PAGE FOR MY FANS THAT I WOULD POST TO THEM.
THE IDEA WAS THAT IF THEY LIKED IT, THEY'D PHOTOCOPY IT AND PASS IT ON
TO THEIR FRIENDS, AND THEN THEY WOULD DO THE SAME.

BELOW IS THE FIRST SHEET OF ARTWORK EXPLAINING THE IDEA,
THAT
 I SENT OUT TO MY FRIENDS AND LOYALIST FANS:

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This was the first sheet I posted to my most avid fans around the country. Once they replied to me I was encouraged to continue

 
This is the reverse side, that goes into a little more detail. Many Bikers around the world replied to this and filled in the form.

THIS WAS THE STARTING POINT FOR
NITRO RALLY
I PRINTED 10,000 COPIES OF NITRO RALLY
AND GAVE THEM OUT AT THE UK'S BIKE SHOW.
THE IDEA WORKED QUITE WELL,

BUT NOT WELL ENOUGH FOR ME TO MAKE A LIVING AT IT,
AND I RETURNED TO DRAWING STORYBOARDS FOR A WHILE.