Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Colourists I Have Known

Although Nika has been my colourist since 2005, sometimes she wasn't always available. In 2007/9 she had a real job in Greece so I had to find other colourists. In 2006/7 Ruth did the job (and once in a while after that too, including a busy weekend in Leeds in 2013 doing a BBC event) and then she went and got a real job. So, in 2008, I was lucky enough to have Caroline here offer to colour for me. Oddly enough, she'd never coloured before, but was prepared to learn. And she did! She also had a real job too! She would come in to work for me after work and on her day off. Dedication or what. A lot of Cuddles and Dimples in Dandy Xtreme and Dennis The Menace and Lord Snooty III in The Beano were by her. Anyway, after a couple of years, she got another job that required commuting so I had to look for yet another colourist. Luckily, by then Nika had given up her job in Greece and had started colouring with Photoshop so she gladly became my full time colourist again, which she is today of course.
Caroline did a good job and not only that but in June 2009 she organized my 50th birthday do at which I introduced some friends to my Long Lost brother. So it was an interesting time.