Dare the Impossible #1
After getting his engineering degree in 1984, Nigel Dobbyn started doing drawings and strips for fanzines such as Killing Stroke and Harrier's Avalon. He made his professional debut in the pages of 2000 AD in 1988. He drew a couple of 'Future Shocks' and episodes of 'Medivac 318', 'Trash', 'Strontium Dogs - Return of the Gronk', 'The Darkest Star', 'Red Razors' and 'Vector 13'.
During this period, he also did 3 issues of 'Judge Dredd', 'Legends of the Law' and an issue of 'The Demon' for DC, Hilary Robinson's 'Melissande' for Mindbenders and a lot of wildlife illustrations. Then came a period of commercial work for clients such as Eagle Star and Polydor Records followed. Dobbyn was eventually assigned to work for Fleetway's 'Sonic the Comic', mainly on 'Knuckles', with Nigel Kitching. After a brief stint writing and drawing the 'Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles' for the BBC's FBX magazine he started work on Dark Horse's 'Digimon' comic.
Dobbyn has subsequently done a strip for the Games Workshop's Inferno, a number of 'Power Rangers' strips for Panini's Fox Kids Wickid magazine, and 'Billy the Cat' for the Beano. He has also produced illustrations for 'My Little Pony', 'Mr. Bean's Amazing A-Z', 'Angelina's Fairy Tales' and for 'Scooby Doo' for DeAgostini.