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Malcolm McGookin Wikipedia
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.
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.
As an Animation DirectorTabaluga
Samuel and Nina
As a screenwriterAvenger Penguins
Billy the Cat
As an animatorCount Duckula
Digswell Dog Show
Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers
Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown
Victor and Hugo
Roald Dahl's The BFG (feature film version)
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.
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 LicenceCartoon Compilations
Cap'n Codd, 2002. (eBook)
Gobbledegook, 2003. (eBook)