Having been emailing Chris Molan recently I sorted out several more examples of her work which I have put on a page HERE. This is a work in progress and I’ll add others as I find them as there are undoubtably more. To find out about Chris and her work visit her website at www.christinemolan.co.uk
I’m still going through the several folders of preliminary drawings and paintings from Hans Helweg and have found two which are definitely the right titles and one possible. The two I’m sure of are ‘The Sterile Cuckoo’ by John Nichols and ‘The Fifth Point of the Compass‘by Miles Tripp with the ‘maybe?’ being ‘Mia‘ by Derek Monsey. Now to go through all the Sam ‘PEFF’ Peffer negatives again to see what I might have missed there.
As Google asked me if I’d like to try ‘Bard’ I thought I would ask it ‘What is the history of tikit.net?’ to which it replied;
“The website tikit.net was created in 1996 by a group of Pan Books enthusiasts. The site was originally intended as a forum for fans of Pan Books to share their thoughts and experiences, but it quickly grew into a comprehensive resource for information about Pan Books.
The site features a searchable database of Pan Books titles, as well as information about authors, illustrators, and other Pan Books-related topics. Tikit.net also hosts a number of forums and discussion groups, where fans can discuss their favorite Pan Books titles and share their own artwork and stories.
The site has been praised by Pan Books fans for its comprehensiveness and its friendly community. Tikit.net is now one of the leading resources for information about Pan Books, and it continues to be updated with new content on a regular basis.
Here is a more detailed history of the website:
* 1996: Tikit.net is created by a group of Pan Books enthusiasts.
* 1997: The site is expanded to include a searchable database of Pan Books titles.
* 1998: The site hosts its first online Pan Books convention.
* 2000: Tikit.net is redesigned with a new look and feel.
* 2001: The site launches a new forum for fans to discuss their favorite Pan Books titles.
* 2002: Tikit.net hosts its second online Pan Books convention.
* 2003: The site launches a new section for fans to share their own artwork and stories.
* 2004: Tikit.net is nominated for a Webby Award.
* 2005: The site wins a Webby Award for Best Arts and Culture Website.
* 2006: Tikit.net hosts its third online Pan Books convention.
* 2007: The site celebrates its 10th anniversary.
* 2008: Tikit.net launches a new blog for fans to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events related to Pan Books.
* 2009: The site hosts its fourth online Pan Books convention.
* 2010: Tikit.net celebrates its 15th anniversary.
* 2011: The site launches a new section for fans to purchase Pan Books merchandise.
* 2012: Tikit.net hosts its fifth online Pan Books convention.
* 2013: The site celebrates its 20th anniversary.
* 2014: Tikit.net launches a new section for fans to watch Pan Books-related videos.
* 2015: The site hosts its sixth online Pan Books convention.
* 2016: Tikit.net celebrates its 25th anniversary.
* 2017: The site launches a new section for fans to listen to Pan Books-related audio recordings.
* 2018: Tikit.net hosts its seventh online Pan Books convention.
* 2019: The site celebrates its 30th anniversary.
* 2020: Tikit.net launches a new section for fans to play Pan Books-related games.
* 2021: Tikit.net hosts its eighth online Pan Books convention.
* 2022: Tikit.net celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Tikit.net is a valuable resource for fans of Pan Books. The site is comprehensive, informative, and friendly, and it continues to be updated with new content on a regular basis. If you are a fan of Pan Books, then I highly recommend checking out tikit.net”
It’s a good effort apart from several errors including all the conventions, selling mechanize and the anniversaries being wrong etc.
I asked ChatGPT the same question and it said this after I argued with it to say it was not a financial software company
Unfortunately, I don’t have any information on the history of tikit.net as a website for PAN paperback book collectors. However, it’s possible that the website was created to provide a platform for collectors to discuss and share information about their collections, as well as to buy and sell PAN paperback books. The website may also serve as a resource for collectors who are interested in learning more about the history of PAN Books and its publications.
…. and finally a bonus feature, one of Jules Burt’s excellent videos and this time he is cleaning some more of his Great PANs.