Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Back after these adverts





Over the years I seem to have done quite a few advertising strips that appeared in various comics- here's a handful of them from The Beano. What I found interesting about them was the different styles and approaches needed, and also how to solve the problem of making a static item have a bit of movement or personality. Sad to say, contrary to poular belief, the advertising industry doesn't dish out freebies, so I won't be getting a free ticket to the Olympics- nor did I get a free bottle of 'Nesquik', nor even a free 'Milky way'. It's a hard life.
These were all hand-coloured by me, except for the new Olympics one which was done inhouse by publisher DC Thomson.

4 comments:

Kid said...

Being purely nosey, NP, but do the advertisers hire and pay you direct - as in ten times what Thomson's would pay you? Or do DCT charge the advertisers a fortune, and then just pay you the usual rate?

It's a swizz if it's the latter.

NP said...

I think you know the answer, Kid, don't you?! Though it's not QUITE the usual rate, it's a little more.

Kid said...

Yeah, but I bet you still don't get what you're worth.

George Shiers said...

I like the Nesquik one the best - haven't heard "Freezer jolly good fellow!" before! :)