Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con . . . in GREECE!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The finger is on the trigger...

Another unpublished item by Yours Truly (that's me). Back in the early 1990s all-things-Gerry Anderson had a revival, and I was lucky enough to get to work with the legendary Alan Fennell on Thunderbirds, Stingray and Joe 90 comics. I was just about to have this cover on a Captain Scarlet comic when Fleetway noticed he was holding a gun, strictly off limits as it turned out, and, rather than crop it or put a caption across it, they pulled the plug- and, a couple of weeks later, cancelled the comic completely - ah, shame. Anyway, here it is, in public for the first time.

6 comments:

Lew Stringer said...

That would have made a striking cover image. It's a shame it wasn't used. What an odd decision considering a) Captain Scarlet used a gun on TV, and b) There was never any problem depicting characters with guns on the covers of numerous comics of the past (or on TV21).

NP said...

I could never understand it either, Lew, Captain Scarlet was all-guns all the time, wasn't it? But I had a lot of fun drawing it!

Derek Bowen said...

Now that is a blast from the past

Kid said...

Aha! So YOU were to blame for getting the comic cancelled. Hang your head in shame. (Nice pic.)

George Shiers said...

You could have just said that it washis electric nose hair trimmer or something...

Karl said...

Great illustration Nigel. Wayne Thompson told me to come and take a look. A real departure from the norm but great never-the-less.