|Dick Millington. Photo from The Daily Mail|
I've just been alerted by one of cartoonist DICK MILLINGTON's
children that the editor of TV COMIC and creator of MIGHTY MOTH
sadly passed away at the age of 81 on the 4th of this month. Richard (Dick)
forevermore, undimmed even by death. I'm sure that all Criv-ites - indeed,
all of comics fandom - would like to pass on their condolences to Dick's
family and friends (including a certain little moth) at this sad time.
to the extent that I recognised it a year or two after first seeing Mighty
Moth in a TV Comic Holiday Special. (In 1962 or '63.) I didn't re-
call the name of the comic, but when I was idly leafing through an issue of
the weekly in a newsagent's one day and saw the diminutive lepidopteran,
I bought it immediately. Alas, another childhood hero gone. I wish I'd
had the privilege and honour of meeting him.
Below are some of my favourite Mighty Moth strips by Dick.
(Click to enlarge, then click again for optimum size.)