DICK MILLINGTON is best known for his Fleetway comics in the 1960s and 1970s and for the comic strip ‘Mighty Moth’ in TV Comic. He attended St. Martin’s School of Art and began his career in 1947 as a letterer for the Daily Mirror. He became a freelance cartoonist for the United Feature Syndicate in the US in 1963. For Fleetway, he created many comics during the 1960s and 1970s, including ‘Ray Presto’ (for Krazy), ‘Happy Families’ (for Whizzer & Chips’), ‘Jolly Roger’ and ‘Hover Boots’.
In 1966, he became editor of children’s comics like TV Comic, Pippin and Playland. One of his best known creations is ‘Mighty Moth’, that ran in TV Comic from 1959 to 1984. He also scripted ‘The Telegoons’ (art by Bill Titcombe, 1963-67) and ‘Barney Bear’. Other comics he drew for the magazines he edited were ‘Basil Brush’ (TV Comic) and ‘The Moonbeams’ (Pippin, 1967-84). In later years, Millington has been working on ‘The Guinness Book of Records’ for the Mail on Sunday and on the ‘I Don’t Believe It’ strip cartoon in the Daily Mail. He passed away at the age of 81 at his home in Kent after an illness on 4 February 2015.