Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Dec and Ant?

The Dandy have favoured the North East's Best loved comedy twosome with a 'Little' strip- but it's not the first time I've drawn them! 16 years ago (that's got to be wrong?) the real little Ant and Dec's life story (brief though it was at that point in time) was serialized over five nail-biting weeks in the BBC magazine's Fast Forward. But they were so new to the world of TV that we didn't know what to call them and the office tossed a coin and decided they would be 'Dec and Ant'! Oh well, half right.

New one, coloured by Nika, old one, coloured by me. And I did the lettering. The fabulous 1995 script was by Peter Lorraine, the journalist who coined the names 'Posh', 'Ginger;' 'Scary' 'Sporty' and 'Baby' for the Spice Girls. But don't get me started on that!


Kid said...

Good likenesses.

James Spiring said...

You draw them better than Karl Dixon does in The Dandy's Britain's Not Got Talent strip. His Ant looks like he's balding, instead of just having a big forehead!