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Biffo chases a bath-on-wheels down a hill

£ 280.00£ 350.00

Biffo chases a bath-on-wheels down a hill – this is one of my favourite screenprints.

It’s actually a very early one for me – I picked it because the panel seemed so hilarious when taken out of the context of the original story. I mean, how surreal is this? I love it – a bear in dungarees chases a bath. Brilliant.

This screenprint also comes in a full-colour version.

Biffo is an anthropomorphic bear who kind of looks like Mickey Mouse who starred on the front cover of The Beano from January 1948, replacing Big Eggo. The comic-draughtsman giant Dudley D. Watkins drew Biffo from the character’s debut until he died on 20 August 1969, after which the versatile David Sutherland replaced him. Biffo the Bear remained on the front cover until issue 1677, dated 7 September 1974. Dennis the Menace took over as the front cover star.

His strip was retired in the 1980s (with his final appearance coming in issue no 2310, dated 25 October 1986),

Large size: 76cms x 56cms

Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.

Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds

© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.