Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Friday, 29 April 2011

Stand By For Action!

At the beginning of 1993 Alan Fennell offered me a dream job- drawing Stingray (adapting a TV episode he'd written thirty years earlier!)
Of course, pretty quickly, the dream turned a bit nightmarish, as, true to form, I already had a pretty full diary but didn't dare turn down such an opportunity. Anyway, rushing to meet deadlines, I struggled by, drawing a whopping ten pages (including these, right and below), inking them and hand-colouring them.The page here (right) was finished at Alan's desk at Fleetway, Calley Emmas, art director, helping out, as I overlaid a sheet of white letratone to help with that foggy look! Alan was getting us sandwiches.

And left is a page I nearly got half right.
I'll say no more. It was fun. Of a nerve wracking kind!


Kid said...

Wow! STINGRAY! Funnily enough, they remind me of the SUPERCAR artwork style in TVC21, but I guess that's because you were trying to get the 'puppet look' (as far as likenesses go). Nice 'though.

wayne thompson said...

Great artwork Nigel.