Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con (Photo (C) Alan A Andrew)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Right or Wrong


"Don't tell me that the Dandy is going even more Xtreme:(???)

Seems to be a lot of  fuss built on nothing, if you ask me.
a bit of cold hard analysis shows that a: fortnightlies don't go weekly when sales are falling, b: prices go up to please retailers when sales are falling and c: original material costs money, which is in short supply when sales are falling.

Another possibility crossed my mind... Keeping Xtreme as a monthly (a la BeanoMax) 

As for the Dandy, I wonder if DCT are thinking maybe it's strayed too far from its classic format, and this will be... focusing on - 'classic' Thomson comic characters.

I've worked it out..its DFC coming back as a weekly in newsagents..
hence Jamie saying he wanted to say something..he drew for DFC..

perhaps the news is beano max and dandy extreme merging so both title will be under the beano motif 

Marvo the Wonder Chicken will certainly be in the re-launched comic

Of course he will, his new cartoon series hasn't turned up on TV yet (despite being announced at the same time as last year's Dennis and Gnasher series). They won't drop Marvo until that cartoon has aired.

A new Marvo the Wonder Chicken title to tie in with the forthcoming TV shows. Something a bit looser and wackier than Beano and Dandy with long Marvo strips, American comic style. Maybe a monthly. Free DVD in the first issue? Failing that, free rubber chicken?

Maybe they will "merge" it with "Classics" and add a few reprints to it and make it a half new and half reprint comic.

Classics from the comics ends..maybe its merged with The Dandy..?

Classic pages mixed inside The Dandy."

All of these suggestions have one thing in common...


Tom Plant said...

Wow, that's a lot of speculation! Glad to hear that Marvo is likely to avoid the chop. Those strips have some really well executed slapstick and I love that kind of thing.

Spencer said...

I think Tom read incorrectly... I gathered that these were all speculations on other sites that will be proven wrong. Surprised there's no room for Marvo - maybe giving him a break to patch himself up for the TV series!

James Spiring said...

Maybe the Marvo TV series got canned before it even aired? It was announced at the same time as Dennis and Gnasher, and that appeared a year ago now.