Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Back after these adverts

Over the years I seem to have done quite a few advertising strips that appeared in various comics- here's a handful of them from The Beano. What I found interesting about them was the different styles and approaches needed, and also how to solve the problem of making a static item have a bit of movement or personality. Sad to say, contrary to poular belief, the advertising industry doesn't dish out freebies, so I won't be getting a free ticket to the Olympics- nor did I get a free bottle of 'Nesquik', nor even a free 'Milky way'. It's a hard life.
These were all hand-coloured by me, except for the new Olympics one which was done inhouse by publisher DC Thomson.


Kid said...

Being purely nosey, NP, but do the advertisers hire and pay you direct - as in ten times what Thomson's would pay you? Or do DCT charge the advertisers a fortune, and then just pay you the usual rate?

It's a swizz if it's the latter.

NP said...

I think you know the answer, Kid, don't you?! Though it's not QUITE the usual rate, it's a little more.

Kid said...

Yeah, but I bet you still don't get what you're worth.

George Shiers said...

I like the Nesquik one the best - haven't heard "Freezer jolly good fellow!" before! :)