Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Friday, 24 August 2012

Diana - Must Read

In 1967, a DC Thomson grils' comic suddenly became essential reading! They'd scored a real coup by getting the rights to publish a TV tie-in of The Avengers (starring Diana Rigg - a tenuous link but apparently sufficient!) They then gained our eternal gratitude by getting the Spanish artists Emilio Frejo and Juan Gonzalez Alacrejoto to paint it! (Sadly, they obviously only got black and white photos as reference, so they gave Emma Peel brown hair and not Diana Rigg's usual dazzling auburn). 
Here is one mouth-watering example, reproduced from the original art board. In 2003 D C Thomson were looking into the possibility of presenting all these Avengers stories together in an anthology album. At the time it fell through, but TV tie-in anthologies are always a good idea.

1 comment:

Peter Gray said...

They should reprint looks great..

Maybe a Tv best of in the comics..