Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Monday, 16 December 2019

2019 ... so far!

Anyone keeping track, here's my complete list of places I visited this year, 48 days at events. If it looks like a lot of travelling and time away from home, it is! If you saw me at a public event not on this list, let me know, I expect I forgot!
2/3 March   London
8/9/10 March Liverpool with Nika
6 April Northwich with Nika
27 April  Wythenshawe
11/12 May  Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
18/19 May  Sheffield
1/2 June  Shrewsbury
8 June  Nantwich with Nika 
14 June  Paris
22 June  Macclesfield with Nika
29/30 June  Blackpool
20/21 July  Mottisfont
27/28 July  London
3 August Wigan
10/11 August  Sheffield
17/18 August  Glasgow
24/25 August  Cambridge
31 August  Preston
7/8 Sept Cardiff
28/29 Sept  Norwich, Norfolk with Nika
3 Oct London
19 Oct Nottingham
 20 Oct  Buxton with Nika
1/2 Nov Malta
18 Nov Glasgow
23/24 Nov Reading
14 Dec  Stockport and Bury

This year I've hung out with old comics pals and finally managed to spend some time with some fellow cartoonists/artists/writers/illustrators who in previous years I only had time to nod at and shout "hello" to. 
2019 saw me finally get to more than wave at, for example David Leach (I supported his successful attempt to meet one of his heroes!) Mike Collins (he does more shows than I do, and he has a big friendly family!) Sonia Leong (the heart and soul of Manga in a sharp suit) and Paulina Vassileva (who could have predicted that late night chats in hotel bars in Heathrow and Cardiff would be real highlights of the year?!) 
Next year I've already been booked for some return visits, and some places I've never been before- Bath! Hull!! If you've ever wanted to say hello, please so, if I'm coming to a town near you. Most of the 2020 dates will also feature my colour artist Nika, and one or two surprises!

Starting in January, I'll be posting my itinerary for the year- keep checking back because I sometimes accept invites to events as little as two weeks before!