Nigel Parkinson


Nigel Parkinson

Nigel Parkinson is a British cartoonist[1] who currently works for D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd and mainly draws for The Beano and The Dandy.

Biography

Parkinson's career in comics began in 1980. For the next twenty years he worked for many British publishers including Fleetway, BBC Magazines, and D. C. Thomson. His first work for The Dandy was in 1982; his first work for The Beano was in 1997. He started drawing Bea in October 1998, including the new character Ivy the Terrible in 2008. Parkinson also occasionally draws The Bash Street Kids, and was particularly active on that strip between 1999 and 2001. He also ghosted Mike Pearse's style for the spin-off strip Singled Out.

In 1998, Parkinson started work on The Dandy's football-mad character, Owen Goal. Parkinson redefined the strip to put more emphasis on Owen's fat, lazy coach.

In 2000 Parkinson commenced work on Dennis the Menace and has since alternated his interpretation of the character with other artists David Parkins, Jim Hansen and Tom Paterson.

In 2003, The Dandy commissioned Parkinson to freshen up the look of the terrible toddlers Cuddles and Dimples. In October 2004 he took over from the original artist, Barrie Appleby, changing the appearance of the characters and the personalities of their parents.

Since 2005 Nigel Parkinson has also illustrated all of the Beano Jigsaw Puzzles and much of Dennis the Menace merchandise.

In 2008 he began drawing Puss'n'Boots and Marvo the Wonder Chicken for The Dandy and designed a new version of Lord Snooty - Lord Snooty the Third - for The Beano's 70th birthday year. He has also drawn adverts for Milky Way, Wenlock & Mandeville and Real Construction. He drew the album cover for The Kaiser Chiefs's Angry Mob.

Comic strips

The main strips that Nigel has drawn are:

Comic Strip Dates Comic drawn for Notes
The Banana Bunch 2000–2004, 2010 The Dandy/Dandy Xtreme Made a surprise return but in the Dandy Xtreme.
The Bash Street Kids 1998–present The Beano/BeanoMAX Drawn regularly between 1999 and 2001, and occasionally since then, filling in for David Sutherland
Bash Street Kids - Singled Out 2007–present BeanoMAX Sometimes also drawn by Mike Pearse
Beaginnings 1998–2008 The Beano Replaced in 2008 by Bea and Ivy
Bea and Ivy 2008–2009 The Beano Replaced the main Bea and Ivy the Terrible strips. Dropped due to Dennis revamp.
Cuddles and Dimples 2004–2010 The Dandy, Dandy Xtreme Took over from Barrie Appleby when The Dandy relaunched in 2004. Axed when Dandy revamped in October 2010.
Dennis the Menace 1999–present The Beano, BeanoMAX Shared with Jim Hansen and Tom Paterson for the Beano, and usually in BeanoMAX.
Lord Snooty the Third 2008–present The Beano Lord Snooty's grandson
Marvo the Wonder Chicken 2008–present Dandy Xtreme, The Dandy Returned in August 2008. Casualty of 2010 Dandy revamp. Returned again in issue 3515.
Owen Goal 1998–2008 The Dandy, Dandy Xtreme Replaced reprints of Cannonball Kid
Puss 'n' Boots 2008–2010 Dandy Xtreme Returned after 4 year break
Sixty Second Dennis 2009–present The Beano Took over from Tom Paterson when the comic had another revamp.
Harry Hill's Real Life Adventures in TV Land Featuring Knitted Character 2010–present The Dandy Alongside Harry Hill.

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