Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Still Not Good enough

Back in the pre-new Dandy days, this was an idea I had. I still think it has legs, but what do I know! Here's how I put it:

"Just a thought about 'keeping' the old characters- each week we could catch up on a comic character, out to pasture now, and see how they're doing, OR what they'd be like as actual people 'in the real world'. We could even do Superman or The Simpsons. [Parody is not copyright infringement! eg "If you'd rather waste your money reading this badly written, horribly drawn rubbish than buying a real, genuine hilarious Simpsons comic, go ahead!"]
Desperate Dan in his Rocking Chair (he's 90), Puss and Boots in therapy, Calamity James in an asylum, Beryl in prison-"

I'm convinced it would work.


Anonymous said...

And, of course, this isn't the first time we've seen teenage-Bea, even though she has yet to appear in any official capacity. I still think it was a shame that Dennis cover never got printed...

NP said...

Bea as a teenager first appeared in a Dennis the Menace annual. I wrote and drew a story based on the song Que Sera Sera. I think it was 2001 or 2 but knowing my memory it might have been 1968 or 2011. Anyway, she has been published, but I keep trying to bring her back!