Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Even More Bax

A sensational centre spread from WHAM No 17, 1964, written, drawn and hand-coloured by Leo Baxendale (with a little help from Frank Langford drawing 'Kinky Boots' and R. Pierson doing the hand-lettering). The left hand page is partly obscured by a label in this former publisher's file copy, which details the contributors and their fees. Bax's £80 for this two page spread may seem meagre, but back in 1964 that was a lot more than the average weekly wage, and these were not his only pages that week!

1 comment:

Kid said...

I once owned the bound file copies of SMASH with the labels detailing the cost of each strip. ODHAMS had two bound copies of each title - one was the collection of a year's worth (more or less) of the comic; the other was labelled with the cost of each page.

I still have the bound copies of the first two years of SMASH without the labels, but when they were first bound, issue 2 was not included. Before I parted with the bound copy WITH the labels, I extracted number 2, then steamed off the labels, which I still have in a little booklet somewhere.

Interesting to see what they earned back then, eh?