Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Way We Were

Here's a page from an issue of WHAM! in August 1965, drawn (and possibly written, if not by Walter Fearn,) by the larger than life living legend that is Leo Baxendale. It's not only the clarity of his storytelling I admire, nor the hilarity of his approach, nor the wonder of his penmanship, all of which I love, but also the attention to detail. And this particular example has a wonder from a bygone age, a child imbibing whisky! I love it! You couldn't get away with that today, and that's another reason I'm glad I grew up with WHAM! and Baxendale!

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