There really isn't much as UNfunny as vintage British comic strips based on real people. Whoever was writing and drawing these things seemed to have very little understanding of humor in general, let alone the unique humor of particular comedic performers. And it wasn't just something lost in the translation. Old Mother Riley and George Formby regularly appeared--at least in name--in these same issues, baring little resemblance to their crowd-pleasing real life selves. Still, perhaps due to the just plain consistency of the unfunniness of these kinds of strips, they have an odd appeal and charm all their own.