Frank Dickens

Eight-time winner
Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain Strip Cartoonist of the Year

Frank William Huline Dickens (born 2 February 1932) was born in Hornsey, London.

Dickens left school at sixteen and began working for his father, a painter-decorator. A self-taught artist, he began working as a cartoonist in 1959 and has since won eight 'Cartoonist of the Year' awards for his Bristow series. In 1971 he made an introduction into stage work and in 1999 adapted Bristow into a six-part series for BBC Radio 4. Dickens has also published twelve children's books and two thrillers. 

Frank Dickens Obituary: The Telegraph | 11  July 2016

Books by Frank Dickens:

Act of Treason
An Interesting Man
A Curl Up and Die Day
Golden Guy
All Change
Calmer Sutra
Cavallo the Pantomime Horse
Duck Billed Messiah
To Be Frank
Three Cheers For the Good Guys
The Stowaways
Jeremy Nutt and the Grypon

Dog In Boots

STORYTELLER: (FLEXING HIS FINGERS) Pantomime for children coming up. “Puss in Boots”. A very good title, that, “ Puss in Boots.” (TYPES THE TITLE). REMOVES PAGE FROM TYPEWRITER. READS IT. “ Dog in Boots” (FROWNS) “ Dog in Boots?” (THROWS PAGE AWAY.) Let’s try again. “ Puss in Boots.” (TYPES IT AGAIN.) Puss in Boots.  (READS IT. ) “ Dog in Boots?”  I can’t understand it. The most expensive typewriter in the toyshop and it won’t do as it’s told.

But never mind - let’s get on with it. Here we go. Enter a cat. (TYPES) Enter a cat. (SPELLS IT OUT AS HE TYPES)


DOG:Woof! woof! Grrh! Woof! woof!

STORYTELLER:No, no, no - I wanted a cat. I don’t want a dog. I typed in cat.....

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