Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Adventure in the 21st Century

Gerry Anderson, who brought us Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball XL5, has died aged 83. He'd been suffering from Alzeihmers for some time. He was a tireless producer, still working on projects such as the CGI Captain Scarlet, in his 80s. Without him, of course, there would not have been TV21 and Frank Bellamy's glorious Thunderbirds pages, nor Ron Embleton's  Stingray, nor Mike Noble's Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet or Zero X. For all the great moments he gave us in the 1960s, thanks Gerry!

1 comment:

Nick Reynolds said...

I was very influenced by this comic when it came to page layout - no boring square boxes here! Frank Bellamy and Ron Embleton were my two favourite artists; Bellamy for dramatic shading and perspectives, and Embleton for realism and colour. Happy days!