I'm sorry to hear that the cartoonist Dick Millington passed away on Wednesday 4th February after an illness. He was 81. Mr.Millington's work will be known to many of us because of his long running Mighty Moth strip in TV Comic. The man vs moth premise of the strip was simple but highly entertaining as every week 'Dad' would concoct a new scheme to get rid of Mighty Moth which would invariably backfire. Yet the heart of the strip was that the characters had a love/hate relationship. Dad needed Moth. Moth needed Dad.
One of the earliest Mighty Moth strips, from 1959, is shown above. Mr.Millington was also the writer of the popular strip which ran until the end of TV Comic in 1984.
In 1966 Dick Millington became the editor of TV Comic, overseeing a very fondly remembered period for the weekly. He later worked for the Daily Mail on their Guiness Book of Records feature and the I Don't Believe It strip.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Millington for their sad loss. His distinctive artwork and charmingly funny scripts were truly a joy to read.
More at the Daily Mail website:
His entry at Lambiek: