Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Monday, 25 June 2012

Ask Me a Question

I'm going to try something out. Today is Monday June 25th at 10pm, and on Monday July 2nd at 10pm I plan to be right here and if anyone has left a question in a message (as a comment- click below) I'll do my best to answer it. Not "how many Beano artists does it take to change a lightbulb" or "Who played the housekeeper in Macmillan and Wife", but questions you might specifically like to know the answer to from ME. I can't promise to answer EVERYTHING- come to think of it, I won't even promise to answer ANYTHING- but I'll give it a go.


Andy Boal said...

If I can get away with two:
1. Why aren't you on twitter?
2. Of all your published comics work to date, what is your favourite?

Kid said...

You could always answer my question on your last post, NP. I know you alluded to your thoughts on the matter in the text (you thought DCT wouldn't ever publish anything of yours without paying you), but I was looking for a more specific response (what if they did?).

But just in case you'd rather not, here's an easier one: Why don't you do a 'How to Draw Cartoons' book? It would be sure to have an audience, given your connection to The Beano and The Dandy.

rossmac said...

If you were allowed free reign to choose *any* classic character from the Dandy to revive, which would it be and why? And would you try to ghost the previous artist or give it your own style?

Anonymous said...

Who is your favourite classic Beano/Dandy character?

George said...

Hi Nigel!

I have a few questions about the 2013 Dandy annual.
Are all the characters on the cover in the annual?
When will you reveal the back cover?
Are you drawing something else besides Desperate Dan, Cudddles and Dimples and Owen Goal?

Peter Gray said...

Your drawings are very good.who did you learn from...inspired by ..did you draw comics as a kid with a friend..your Dad..etc..

Ellis Shuma Comics said...

No word of a lie, you are my fav Beano and Dandy artist of all time. I have a couple of questions for you:

1. What do you use to draw your comic strips?

2. What is your favourite comic strip that you have drawn or currently drawing?

1000MB said...

One question from me.

Who is your favourite artist?

John Smith said...

What comics did you read growing up and what comics (if any) do you read now?

Spencer said...

What was your first published comic strip and what comic-related projects do you have in the pipeline?

Also, historically, comics publishers have, in a way, always followed trends set by rival publishers (moving into all-strips, launching similar themed comics, Dandy Xtreme following the 'feature and gift-led' model etc). Do you think that any publisher will be bold enough to launch a weekly strip-based comic to rival DCT's Beano and Dandy?

Chris B said...

Hi Nigel, long time admirer of your art - first time poster.

If there was one thing you could do to change the british comic industry for the better, what would it be?

Ben Morton said...

Hey Nigel, loved your artwork for years- last minute I know, but would you ever consider drawing a new front cover for The Dandy again, and also could you say hello to Harry Hill for me? :)

Andy said...

Hi there,

Have you ever played around with them thar modern Cintiq drawing screens? Not the Wacom tablets (which I find really hard to use) but the shiny screens that rotate. Would the lure of being able to enlarge, flip, squash, stretch and fiddle with your drawings on a computery thing ever tempt you to have a dabble? Of course you can't hang Cintiq's on a wall - I'm sure some have tried though. :)