2016 is already shaping up to be a vintage year.
In case you've forgotten, Dennis The Menace first appeared in The Beano 65 years ago next month! That may well be noted in the usual places, I suspect. (Gnasher didn't make his debut until August 1968!)
And myself and Nika will be doing you sketches of The Beano stars as well as giving away badges and comics and all kinds of stuff at various events this year:
Saturday Feb 13th Bolton (we'll be giving a little talk and demonstration here too!)
Saturday/Sunday March 5/6 Cardiff- our first time in Wales (and my first time in Cardiff, though not Nika's strangely enough, she made a school visit from Greece in 1995!)
Saturday/Sunday June 25/26 Exeter
July 2/3 Glasgow where I'll also be presenting this year's award for Outstanding Contribution to Comics!
We'll also be at one London show at least this year, one in Liverpool, another in Birmingham, most probably Bournemouth in August too, and excitingly, shows are being finalized in France, Spain and Greece!
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Posted by NP at 11:46
Thursday, 19 November 2015
On Saturday and again on Sunday, me and Nika will be doing our best to celebrate The Beano in the mighty city of Newcastle, so come and join us and see how we draw Dennis The Menace, Minnie The Minx, a Bash Street Kid or two...even Dangerous Dan!
It's our last convention appearance this year, having done Sunderland, Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham, Kendal, Liverpool, Belfast up to now. We have four or five dates for 2016 lined up already, and if we can arrange it, two especially interesting ones in places The Beano usually doesn't reach. Until now. We'll see.
Buy tickets here
Posted by NP at 10:02
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Next up, Cassandra is expecting us in Newcastle to do the same thing all over again, so see you there 21/22 November!
Posted by NP at 19:16
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Toytopia in Liverpool this weekend was a real hoot, with dozens of Dennis's, millions of Minnies and a bunch of Bananamans amongst many others. And yesterday, the REAL Dennis the Menace and Gnasher were there, with Beano Colourist, Nika, and there they both are!
Posted by NP at 20:03
Monday, 12 October 2015
I'm reminded that this week is 35 years since I got lucky and got my first real paying job as a cartoonist. But I'd been drawing for nearly twenty years by then; at school, known as 'Parko' I always had a pen or pencil in my hand. Even today, former school friends and teachers will recall me as 'the quiet lad with the pencil'. Well, some things never change, yet some do. I'm not quiet nowadays. So, as I take sixteen minutes off for a quick tincture in celebration, here's to the past, and all it's rustic mellow memories, and here's to the future, with it's unknown corners and hopeful pleasures, and most importantly to today, where it all actually happens, good, bad or mundane.
Posted by NP at 22:13
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
There are several bonus features, all hard to find or unpublished in Britain before, so it's a cracking good read all round!
And, fear not, Belfast and Newcastle comics fans, Nika and I will have a little stash of copies available to buy at our stands at the Comic Cons in October/November! Save on postage!
But, if you just simply cannot wait, you can visit Lew Stringer's Online Store now
Posted by NP at 18:09