Glenn Dakin comics

Glenn Dakin

Glenn Dakin lives in Cambridge, England, with his girlfriend Sara and 3-year old son Cory. He was raised on sixties’ superhero comics such as The Monkees versus the Sea Monkeys. He was also a keen reader of the Moomintroll books by Tove Jansson. As a teenager he became a big fan of Johnny Hart’s BC and Wizard of Id cartoons, moving on to George Herriman and Elsie Segar ( Popeye) in his twenties. Discovered Eddie Campbell in the 80’s and was part of the British self-publishing free-for-all of the time. Currently writing comedy for TV and radio in the UK, plus kids TV shows including Bob the Builder. Has written many children’s books including The Not-Yeti (an abominable snowman who puts everything off till tomorrow). Glenn believes that there is a giant ant called ‘Red Ant’ who lives in the moon and manipulates events on earth, forcing Glenn to spend a lot of time in coffee bars and pubs for reasons no-one as yet truly understands. His catch phrase is ‘high on life, man!’ and his philosophy is ‘transcend but for God’s sake don’t use the word ‘transcend’.

Comicography includes: PSSST! Magazine(Temptation); Dakin Weekly/ Paris the Man of Plaster(with Steve Way and Phil Elliott); Fast Fiction Magazine; Escape Magazine; Honk!and Prime Cuts(Fantagraphics); Skiff(with Phil Elliott); Paris the Man of Plaster; Captain Oblivion; Sinister Romance, with Woodrow Phoenix and Warren Pleece (Harrier Comics); Deadline(Abe and Temptation); The Man From Cancer and Flatman(both with Phil Elliott) ;’Magic Man,’ football strip in Gary Lineker’s Hot Shot(Fleetway); Temptation(Penguin Books); Plasmer, Marvel UK, Clandestine, Marvel; Dr Glass and the Greenhouse Warriors, with Phil Elliott (Tundra); Abe in Greece, Ireland and a Dream England (self-published); Robot Crusoe cartoon strip in the Funday Times (Sunday Times children’s supplement). Temptation (2004 edition) Active Images. Mr Night (Slave Labor).

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