Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

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

Sunday, 16 September 2012

License to print menus

Last week the Licensing Awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel (v. posh gaff in London) and all went off very nicely, thanks, in no small part, to this menu card, (here's the front) drawn (by me) only a few days earlier, but designed to look a bit 1980-ish!
Well. I say it all went off nicely, but guess who won the category The Beano were nominated in, namely best British licensed character(s)?

MICKEY MOUSE!

Yes, THAT Mickey Mouse, the American one!?!
Oh well, at least it wasn't the American Dennis the Menace. that would have been TOO hard to take!

2 comments:

Lew Stringer said...

Nice work, Nigel! It's interesting to see how a Beano cover would have looked had you been drawing it in the late 1970s.

I presume that's Desperate Dan's arm in the last panel? Were they serving Cow Pie?

James Spiring said...

Mickey Mouse!?! Why was he even nominated? I guess this is literally a Mickey Mouse award, so to speak. It's not worth having if the organisers don't even know what they're supposed to be awarding it for. *headdesk*