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Huge quartered Dennis the Menace
Huge quartered Dennis the Menace – this is the largest piece I’ve ever made. It’s nearly two metres square – four square metres of screen print on paper.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in acquiring one. The image is on four sheets of paper, each 100cms x 70cms.
Dennis the Menace, the star of The Beano comic, first appeared in 1951. He has since become a kind of national mascot – what Asterix is to France, or Oor Wullie is to Scotland.
One glimpse of his red-and-white jersey – actually a football top – or his unruly hair immediately brings the lovable scamp to mind.
Dennis the Menace has gone through various phases since then, from the pocket-sized Satan of the 1950s, to the pugnatious youth of the 1960s and 1970s to the incorrigible imp of the 1990s.
In the early 1960s, he was joined by his Abyssinian wire-haired tripe house, Gnasher. Gnasher seems to be made of the same kind of thing as Dennis the Menace’s hair – the untamed explosion of black hair symbolic of the chaos they embody.
He is a gift to the screenprinter, from a graphic point of view, with his red-and-white sriped jersey and explosion of black hair.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 4 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.