Swipe File I

I thought this was interesting. Of course it could be mere coincidence. I felt a bit ill when I saw the web page though.
(Cartoonists take note - value your ideas, or someone else might.)

Donald Hamilton

by Peter Lally

"Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson... it should have been Hamilton too. Widely regarded as the next in line, his career fell apart amidst increasingly erratic performances, and a series of rumours around his private life. Well-known for enjoying a drink, and his larger than life persona, it looked as if his acting days were over following his appearances in the awful BBC sitcom 'Mind Your Manners'." (Introduction from "Donald Hamilton in 'The Lights Have Gone Out'" from The Bedsit Journal issue 3, 2008.)

First appeared in The Bedsit Journal issue 1 (2004), then The Bedsit Journal issue 3 (2008), then the comic Mind Your Manners - a Donald Hamilton Zine (2010, written by Peter Lally, drawn by Paul Ashley Brown).

Toast of London (2012)


Comedy series following Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it.

And there's more to come ...