Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Friday, 12 July 2013

Blink and it's the Count

Now that Count Arthur Strong is on TV, of course he's going to be more famous and we early adopters are going to have to get used to everyone knowing who we're talking about. But allow me to put one bit of lazy journalism to rest here and now. Count Arthur is not based on Harry Worth indeed, he's nothing like him! But there is one 1960s character that provided the germ of an idea which led to the Count: 

According to the man behind the Count, Steve Delaney, "...people often ask me what Arthur is based on, then they say "It's Harry Worth isn't it? Which it isn't! But one of the influences behind it from when I was a kid is, and memories of it still make me laugh today, ' Colonel Blink - The Short Sighted Gink', from the Beezer. I remember he lived with his auntie and often mistook her for a lamp post. Ah! Happy days."

And if you remember Colonel Blink, you'll see exactly what he means! Arf! Arf! So now you know!

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