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Malcolm "Malc" McGookin (born 1956 in Kilwinning, Scotland) is a British cartoonist also known for his work as an animator and illustrator. He immigrated to Australia in 1995 and presently lives in Brisbane, Australia.


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Cartooning career

Malc McGookin began cartooning as a teenager working for the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald in Scotland. By 18 he had his first regular feature in the British weekly magazine, Tit-Bits. In the late 1970s. After attending college to develop an animation showreel, Malcolm undertook a career at Cosgrove Hall, starting out as an animation assistant, later to become a Key Animator and scriptwriter, a period he still refers to as "the best six years of my professional life". Malcolm emigrated to Australia as an animator and scriptwriter for various TV series, a move he came to regret, later referencing his employers as "the worst TV cartoon producers in the history of the world". Nevertheless, Malcolm loved Australia itself and moved to Queensland, where he returned to drawing gag cartoons and comic strips. To date, his clients have included magazines such as Prospect and Private Eye as well as the now defunct News Of The World and many other Fleet Street papers. Malc presently works as an editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Mail in Brisbane, as well as producing animation for international corporate clients.

Animation career

As an Animation Director

  • Tabaluga
  • Samuel and Nina
  • As a screenwriter

  • Avenger Penguins
  • Billy the Cat
  • As an animator

  • Count Duckula
  • Crocadoo
  • Danger Mouse
  • Digswell Dog Show
  • Dreamtime Stories
  • Gloria's House
  • Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers
  • Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown
  • Tabaluga
  • Victor and Hugo
  • Roald Dahl's The BFG (feature film version)
  • Other works

    Malcolm McGookin has contributed illustrations to the Darwin Awards series of books, as well as the books It's Alive, Felonious Failures, and Warris the Weed.

    Personal life

    McGookin is married, with three sons, and he has mentioned music and football to be among his hobbies. He grew up wanting to be a pro footballer, but gave up that ambition in his mid twenties after suffering a serious knee injury during a college fixture. Malcolm continued playing open age amateur football until the age of 40, before switching to coaching football over the last fifteen years. He has recently undertaken his UEFA International Coaching Licence


    Cartoon Compilations
  • Cap'n Codd, 2002. (eBook)
  • Gobbledegook, 2003. (eBook)
  • References

    Malcolm McGookin Wikipedia

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