Roald Dahl’s The Big Friendly Giant drawn by Bill Asprey
Bill Asprey adapted The BFG into a comic strip from Roald Dahl’s best selling book, The Big Friendly Giant, in 1986, for the UK’s Mail on Sunday comics section. Journalist Brian Lee came up with the idea and scripted the comic based on Roald Dahl’s original book, but after running out of book, Brian brilliantly invented themes and storylines in the style of Roald Dahl, which the author agreed to before he died. Although Roald Dahl was known to be difficult at times, he couldn’t have been nicer to us and I can’t remember a single query from him or his agent in all the years it ran in the Mail on Sunday cartoon supplement.
Brian Lee and Bill Asprey continued to produce the BFG comic strip after Roald Dahl’s death for the UK’s best selling Sunday newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, in response to the incredible popularity of Roald Dahl’s childrens’ books at that time. It ran for over 12 years and was syndicated by Solo Syndication, London.
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