Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

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!

1 comment:

Kid said...

I liked Bob Monkhouse, 'though I never met him. He was a big fan of Bob Hope (who I HAVE met) and for whom he actually wrote whenever he was in Britain and needed some 'local', topical material. All hail the mighty Bobs.