Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Another bumper Dandy

Here's a sneaky preview peek at a comic that's not out this week OR even next week, but the week after!  These Chris McGee covers are very funny with their 'weekly world News' look, and the comic is stuffed full of the usual unusual stuff.
So, come on, why not take out a subscription, especially if you're in one of those areas where WHSmith has decided not to stock it. Don't make me come down there.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Top Comic Secrets Revealed!

The late comedian and TV game show host Bob Monkhouse was famous, of course, and rightly so, as a 'human joke machine'. In 1991 he was guest of Honour at a Charity Dinner in Birmingham and made a speech that was hilarious, informative and moving. But mainly hilarious.
And he had a less well-known side in his younger years as a cartoonist- and not just any old cartoonist, but a comic cartoonist! Editor/publisher Mick Anglo (still totally with us in 2011 at the age of 95 I'm happy to say) gave the teenage Bob pretty much free rein but over at DC Thomson, young Bob was forced to draw 'house style' when he drew Pansy Potter.
Here's a dedicated postcard he made out for me once, with an extra cartoon on the reverse just to prove it!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Smart and Bright

How can one comic contain Two such Titanic talents?? Well, click
here to find out!
Steve Bright looks like he's really enjoying drawing this!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Kinky Friday

My Pal Dave Davies of The Kinks is being celebrated on BBC4 next Friday with a big documentary and a big scoop of Kinks TV and live perfromances from 1964 to 1994. I'll be watching, sounds brill!
If you still don't know who he is or why he's the Godfather of Rock,here's a link or two:
Dave Davies on wiki
Kinks All Day and All of the Night 1965
Dave Davies Death of a Clown 1967
Kinks Picture Book 1968

View it here on Dave's website.

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Dandy!

This week's Dandy is another good 'un!  Especially if you like The Antiques Roadshow, Fiona Bruce, or Morris Minors. What a Venn diagram they'd make. And if you're in there, this is the comic for you! Look for Harry channel surfing on the cover. See what we did there?