Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Where We'll Be Next

Me and Nika are doing some personal appearances where we'll show you how we do Dennis The Menace or Minnie The Minx and give you a free badge or drawing or comic or something!
Here are two confirmed shows:
ICE Birmingham September 5th
Lakes Comic Festival Kendal October 17th/18th
Come and see us. We don't bite. Necessarily.
And we'll be doing others too, hoping to do Dublin August 29th/30th and possibly Blackpool in September.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Afore Ye Go

Photo: Linked Image
Glasgow recedes in the rear view mirror (only in metaphor, we took the train) but here's a sneaky shot taken over the balcony of me and Nika at our table first thing on Saturday morning before the paying public came in. We're looking at some recent Beanos for the first time.
We've been invited back next year, so, looks like we'll be back next year!
Meanwhile me and Nika will also be doing something or other, more than likely Beano related, in Kendal in October at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, so please do come along if you're keen on Kendal.
Find out more about Kendal Comic Art festival here

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

So I got this award....

The lovely people at the Glasgow Comic Con decided to give the 'Outstanding Contribution to Comics 2015' Award to.... well, me. I accepted, thanks, with a very short speech about how nice it is to see so many people creating comics and how different things are today to when I started in The Dark Ages when my mum preferred to tell the neighbours I was unemployed rather than drawing for comics.
Nika filmed part of it so maybe if you ask her she'll post it.

Utter joy at receiving award tempered slightly by
temporarily-empty glass drama at the apres-bash bash.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Interesting Tymes

Dave McCluskey's excellent comic book, 'Interesting Tymes', is a knowing hybrid of EC's Tales from the Crypt, Doctor Terrible's House of Horrible and The Beano, with an overriding horrific jollity leaping from it's colourful pages (drawn by Andrew Morrice). It's appealing all-rhyming captions give it a fairy tale feel but with a sense of the unsettling inevitability of dreams. Timeless, like all great gothic horrors, it will appeal to humour fans who appreciate clever writing.
If you see one, grab it, it's a proper giggle!