Dave Follows

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Dave Follows (3 October 1941–17 October 2003)[1] was a British cartoonist best known for his comic strip Creature Feature.

Career[edit]

Follows was born in Stafford, Staffordshire, England. His first published cartoon was for the Stafford Advertiser in 1971.[citation needed]

His animal comic strip The Creature Feature appeared weekly in the Sunday Times supplement, Funday Times, from 1990 to 2006. The Creature Feature was also syndicated in over 30 newspapers throughout the world. Follows supplied other strips for newspapers including the North Staffordshire's The Sentinel, where his strip May un Mar Lady appeared daily from 8 July 1985 to 3 October 2003. It is republished in that newspaper uner the title May Un Mar Lady Revisited.

When the British comic book Eagle was relaunched in the 1980s, Follows' designed the mascot character, Ernie the Eagle, and produced various weekly Ernie cartoons.[2]

He drew Wonder Wellies, written by Roy Davis, in the comic Buster from 17 September 1983 until August 1985.[citation needed] Follows was a member of The Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain.[citation needed]

Follows created the character animations for the 2008 animated television series Hungry Hamsters early 2008.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Follow was married to wife Audrey for 38 years at the time of his death from cancer.[1] The couple had three children, sons Darren, Steve, and Chris.[1] Steve is the guitarist in the Stafford-based band Bradbray Apartment.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carson, Emma (13 November 2014). "Stoke and Staffordshire > Visual Arts: Dave Follows - the cartoonists' cartoonist". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Ernie in Eagle #2 (3 April 1982) at the Grand Comics Database.
  3. ^ "Our Heroes: Trio create charity CD for Help For Heroes appeal". The Sentinel. Staffordshire. 17 May 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 

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