Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Dublin our chances...

...of meeting Beano readers old and new and maybe converting a few who don't read it, me and Beano Colourist Nika are following up our hectic day at the MCM Dublin Con with a day at ICE in Birmingham.

In Dublin, thanks to Bryan, things went better than expected, and by the time we got to 3 O'Clock on the first day, we'd given away everything we had and drawn 60 unique pictures of Dennis, Minnie, Gnasher and assorted other Beano characters!
Quite an experience. Although we weren't publicized, and therefore nobody attending the convention knew we would be there, we drew a big crowd and met many friendly types of all ages- I estimate the youngest was 4 and the oldest 80- and several extremely excited, moved, thrilled, happy, amused people. I even had a phone conversation with one boy who was delighted to be speaking to a Beano cartoonist.
Modesty forbids me mentioning some of the words uttered by a few fans but let me assure you, we found out that Dublin has a lot of Beano readers who keep a very close eye on the comic and know who does what.

So, thanks everyone who came along, and hope to see you again another time.

Next weekend (September 5th) we'll be in Birmingham. Come and say hello!

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