Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Beano Covers

Ten years ago, I drew a lot of these- Beano covers, featuring Dennis the Menace. This one in particular posed a few problems for me as I tried to plan how to draw it -until I remembered Will Eisner's 'Spirit'- and suddenly, there it was. Nice and simple, bold and graphic.

Hand-coloured by me.


Peter Gray said...

Simple But great..
hope you show more of your thoughts on your Beano covers..

Lew Stringer said...

A very effective and eye-catching cover thankfully uncluttered by promos. Who'd think anyone could get nostalgic for a period so recent?

Kid said...

Ah, the real Dennis...well done.

James Spiring said...

I agree with Lew - they should ditch the clutter. I was glad to see the framing go, but the other clutter still remains. Maybe that's what the Beano - and the Dandy - needs, good uncluttered covers to stand out from the crowd. The comics desperately need a sales boost, judging by the latest ABCs.