Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Monday, 12 November 2012

End of a long, long era

Soon, the final printed edition of The Dandy will be with us-and it'll be a good one! Expect to see favourites from the distant past, the recent past and all points in between- and I do mean favourites. I've drawn many Dandy strips over the years, and in this final print issue, I get to draw a few of them again, plus an old character I'd never drawn before, AND something completely unexpected- unless you've got a long memory.

I'm led to believe that D C Thomson no longer allow us to publish our own drawings which we've done for them on blogs so there will be no illustrated clues, besides, I'm still drawing some stuff, but maybe I'll write something else about the final 'hold it in your hands and turn the pages' Dandy again prior to publication.


Ellis Shuma Comics said...

So looking forward to this issue! The only strip I know your drawing is Cuddles and Dimples, so really looking forward to seeing what else your drawing.

Lew Stringer said...

Sounds good, Nigel! They've just asked me to do another little bit for the last issue so my thinking cap is on right this moment. See you in the funny papers.

Anonymous said...

It's got to be Owen Goal, hasn't it? Please let it be Owen Goal.

James Spiring said...

Owen Goal wouldn't surprise me - but Nigel did say he's doing several stories, one of which he hasn't done before. I wonder if that'll be something which hasn't appeared for decades - perhaps not even in the annual?