Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

And on Monday I Drew...

Here's one of those 'other' projects I do. At Christmas INTU ran a competition for 'impossible' gifts- and one of them was "You're the star of your own comic book!" For the promotion I drew the 'Charlie's World' example. Last week the winner, Will, was announced, and on Monday I drew his gift. Eagle-eyed blogviewers will spot the distinct Ditko and Kirby influences at work here, to which I can only reply "Who else?!"

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

If It's Saturday It Must Be Slap-Up Feast Time

I started this Annual unofficial Beano/Dandy freelancers dinner
in 2009 and although we've missed one or two years, and some
invitees never do reply or attend, possibly suspecting a fiendish trap of some kind, we have had quite a few memorable moments.
This year we welcomed
Alan Ryan, Laura Howell, Lew Stringer, Nigel Auchterlounie, Danny Pearson, Barrie Appleby, Paul Palmer, Hunt Emerson, Emily McGorman-Bruce, Gordon Volke and Beano Betty herself, Claire.
We nearly had Sam Emms (Spectra), Tommy Donbavand, Andy Fanton, Hugh Raine, Leslie Stannage, Duncan Scott, Steve Bright, Nika Nartova and even Dave Sutherland too, but they all had to decline for various very good reasons!
Maybe next year we'll have all of them and even more.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Comic Con Appearances for 2019

Here is a list of my Comic Con appearances in 2019.

Some will also feature Nika, my colour artist. 

2/3 March   London Olympia
8/9/10 March Liverpool
6 April Northwich, Cheshire
27 April  Wythenshawe, Manchester
11/12 May  Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
18/19 May  Sheffield, S Yorkshire
1/2 June  Shrewsbury, Shropshire
8 June  Nantwich, Cheshire
22 June  Macclesfield, Cheshire 
29/30 June  Blackpool, Lancs
27/28 July  London Olympia
3 August Wigan
10/11 August  Sheffield
17/18 August  Glasgow
7/8 Sept Cardiff
28/29 Sept  Norwich, Norfolk
20 Oct  Buxton, Derbyshire
23/24 Nov London Olympia

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Whatever Will Be

On November 1st 2000 I had an idea! For some reason, my sister's favourite song went through my mind, the Doris Day song, Que Sera, Sera. And then I imagined if Bea was asking her brother instead of Doris asking her mother, and voila, a 2 page feature for the Dennis the Menace Annual 2002, published in September 2001.

Here's the rough I sent to the Beano editor, and the finished page, just about the only Beano work I wrote, drew, lettered and hand coloured myself.