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

Cavallo At The Cup Final


Cavallo At The World Cup

Cavallo At The Derby

Cavallo And The Dog Show

Cavallo On The Towpath

Children's series of books from the archives of Britain's favourite cartoonist.


An Interesting Man

Waggoner discovers he is out of touch with today’s intelligence links and after a struggle to get back 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, and romance in Disneyland.

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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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"The longest running daily cartoon strip by a single author is "Bristow" by Frank Dickens (UK) which has been in continuous publication since first published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on 18th September 1961".

Guinness World Records TM

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