EXCITING news, comic fans!
My comic strip George vs Dragon, which reworks the Saint George and the Dragon tale as a slapstick, Wile E. Coyote-esque farce, will be appearing in the The Dandy comic in the not-too-distant-future! YIPPEEEEEE!
For the uninitiated, The Dandy is Britain’s longest-running children’s comic, having started publication waaaaaaay back in pre-war Britain, in 1937. Since then, it has become a fixture of many kids’ childhoods, giving rise to iconic character such as Desperate Dan, and Korky the Cat.
I’m thrilled to get the opportunity to work for the comic, as not only is it a very well-known and prestigious title, but it’s also one of the (many) comics I read loads when growing up, and from which I learnt a great deal about cartooning and writing short, simple, funny comic strips. I can vividly recall pouring over those comic pages, teaching myself to draw and wishing I could do the same. To be one of the guys now DOING the comics is pretty much a dream come true, and I feel very lucky indeed. And excited. AND NERVOUS.
Keep checking this very blog for further updates, and be sure to tell everyone you know to keep a Dandy handy when the strip sees publication!
WELCOME, visitors! Welcome to Andy Fanton Dot Com, the dot com of me, Andy Fanton!
Who am I, and why have I considered myself worthy of an entire website? Good questions, and I shall answer both of them….NOW.
I am a 31 year-old cartoonist and writer, living in the south of England. I have drawn and/or written for magazines, comics and websites, as well as writing stuff for a variety of different purposes. You can get a taste of precisely what I’ve done by exploring the relevant tabs at the top of the page, there.
As well as showcasing my work, I’ll also be keeping a blog here (with any luck) which’ll keep you up-to-date with what I’m doing, and why. And whether or not I’m eating any crisps or not, all that interesting stuff.
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