Andy Fanton

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Who is Andy Fanton?

Andy Fanton is a British comic strip creator, artist and writer who is best known for his work in The Dandy.

He continued to appear in the Dandy with a strip called Boo!, which started after George Vs Dragon's initial 12-week run finished, from February 2011 to April 2011 plus a revamp of the 80's Dandy comic Harry And His Hippo which ran from March 2011 to April 2011, as part of "Strictly Come Laughing". Harry and His Hippo won the vote, ahead of Daredevil Dad, Tag Team Tastic and Phil's Finger. Andy Fanton later introduced more series such as Bad Grandad and Secret Agent Sir.

For the final print edition of The Dandy on its 75th anniversary, Andy Fanton drew Bad Grandad, Hungry Horace, Plum MacDuff and Harry and his Hippo. Andy Fanton is currently writing Little Plum in The Beano.

Andy also publishes his own website fiction series; the Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely, which has been running since 2007, along with his popular web comic, The Carrotty Kid, which got made into an animated pilot for ITV in 2004 by Cosgrove Hall Films.

However, the pilot of The Carrotty Kid never got transmitted due to ITV cutting back on new children's programming.

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on July 23, 2013


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