British cartoonist and children's book author Glenn Dakin began his career as part of the British alternative comics movement of the 1980s. His work appeared in such magazines as Escape and Deadline, and amongst his creations were 'Temptation' and the semi-autobiographical strip 'Abe'. Dakin had already created 'Abe' for his college magazine, and the strip was later self-published by Dakin through Paul Gravett's Fast Fiction service. Dakin's work soon found its way to Australia through the Fox Comics anthology. Both 'Abe' and 'Temtation' have been collected in books by Penguin Books and Top Shelf Productions. Dakin collaborated with Phil Elliott on numerous strips including 'Mr Day and Mr Night', 'Greenhouse Warriors' and 'The Man From Cancer'. He was hired by Marvel UK for a period to write the comics 'ClanDestine' and 'The Real Ghostbusters'. Dakin eventually focused on writing children's books and children's television for the BBC. He still publishes a regular strip, 'Robot Crusoe', in the Sunday Times.
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