Frank Dickens

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

Frank Dickens

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

 

Frank Dickens is the creator of “Bristow” a daily newspaper comic strip which ran for over forty years. He is the author of fifteen children’s books (five of them featuring “Albert Herbert Hawkins, the Naughtiest Boy in the World”.  

 

THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER

THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER

SPORTING SECRETS

SPORTING SECRETS

MOTOR MOUTH

MOTOR MOUTH

SPORTING SECRETS

Archive footage.  (Italian)

 
ALBERT HERBERT HAWKING - The Naughtiest Boy In the World

ALBERT HERBERT HAWKING - The Naughtiest Boy In the World

THE LYTTONS

THE LYTTONS

 
A CALMER SUTRA A nod and a wink tribute to the "Kama Sutra", the celebrated Indian guide to the labyrinth of sexual etiquette, dedicated to those in the afternoon of thir lives.

A CALMER SUTRA

A nod and a wink tribute to the "Kama Sutra", the celebrated Indian guide to the labyrinth of sexual etiquette, dedicated to those in the afternoon of thir lives.

Once upon a time in deepest, darkest Africa, Stanley Crocodile was walking through the jungle feeling very depressed when he heard a noise coming from someone who sounded almost as depressed as he himself..... 

Once upon a time in deepest, darkest Africa, Stanley Crocodile was walking through the jungle feeling very depressed when he heard a noise coming from someone who sounded almost as depressed as he himself..... 


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


Piano tuner extraordinaire Haringay Johnson has a nice sideline in satisfying his customers' sexual fantasies by dressing up in costumes all lovingly supplied by his unsuspecting wife. All Rights Available

Piano tuner extraordinaire Haringay Johnson has a nice sideline in satisfying his customers' sexual fantasies by dressing up in costumes all lovingly supplied by his unsuspecting wife.

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He went back into the room but was stopped in his tracks by the television where the unmistakeable face ofJosef Penkovsky could be seen. It was a protracted news flash and went on for several minutes. Although the commentary was in Portuguese it was clear that the Russianbillionaire had been assassinated that evening by a policeman who escaped from custodyand committed suicide after the killing. They showed a picture of Cielo, mentioned that she had died in her sleep that morning and tried unsuccessfully to link the stories. Waggoner sat down and sipped from his drink. He was genuinely saddened to hear of Penkovsky’s death. He was suddenly aware that as far as he knew he and Zia were the only two people alive that knew of the elixir. 4200 words All rights available

He went back into the room but was stopped in his tracks by the television where the unmistakeable face ofJosef Penkovsky could be seen. It was a protracted news flash and went on for several minutes. Although the commentary was in Portuguese it was clear that the Russianbillionaire had been assassinated that evening by a policeman who escaped from custodyand committed suicide after the killing. They showed a picture of Cielo, mentioned that she had died in her sleep that morning and tried unsuccessfully to link the stories. Waggoner sat down and sipped from his drink. He was genuinely saddened to hear of Penkovsky’s death. He was suddenly aware that as far as he knew he and Zia were the only two people alive that knew of the elixir.

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Maverick British agent Simon Waggoner is ‘sprung’ from a Russian labour camp by feared Police Chief Major Igor Mikulitsin to investigate why a thousand of the world’s richest people are invited to take a secret sea trip. The trip is the brain child of Russian oligarch Josef Penkovsky who runs his business empire from Brazil. Waggoner quickly discovers he is out of touch with today’sintelligence links andafter a struggle to getback into the game that refuses to welcome him, starts an investigation that includes meetings with other agents and takes in murders in St. Petersburg, bombings in Salvador de Bahia, romance in Disneyland and culminates in violent action in the shadow of the giant statue of Christ on the mountain of Corcavado above Rio de Janeiro.

Maverick British agent Simon Waggoner is ‘sprung’ from a Russian labour camp by feared Police Chief Major Igor Mikulitsin to investigate why a thousand of the world’s richest people are invited to take a secret sea trip.

The trip is the brain child of Russian oligarch Josef Penkovsky who runs his business empire from Brazil.

Waggoner quickly discovers he is out of touch with today’sintelligence links andafter a struggle to getback into the game that refuses to welcome him, starts an investigation that includes meetings with other agents and takes in murders in St. Petersburg, bombings in Salvador de Bahia, romance in Disneyland and culminates in violent action in the shadow of the giant statue of Christ on the mountain of Corcavado above Rio de Janeiro.

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) A PANTOMIME DOG COMES ON. DOG:Woof! woof! Grrh! Woof! woof! STORYTELLER:No, no, no - I wanted a cat. I don’t want a dog. I typed in cat..... _______________ 2800 Words All Rights Available

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)

A PANTOMIME DOG COMES ON.

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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