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Desperate Dan recycles paper

£ 95.00£ 135.00

Desperate Dan is environmentally conscious – and recycles paper. This strip appeared during the Second World War, and could be seen as part of the national effort to conserve resources in the battle against Nazism.

Dan made his appearance in the first issue of The Dandy – the sister comic to The Beano – which was dated 4 December 1937. His main characteristic is his strength, he’s able to lift a cow with one hand.

The character was created by Dudley D. Watkins, originally as an outlaw or ‘desperado’ (hence his name), but in time he turned into a goodie.

This panel is selected, like many of my panels and images, from before the digital age – in fact from a Dandy annual from the 1970s – and should make a great gift to anybody who is into retro, vintage, old school design. I tend to choose material from this era because it was the time I was growing up and my tastes and preferences were being formed.  Obviously, as I’m a screenprinter, I’m biased in favour of the handmade, so this style is right up my street. I hope it is yours.

I am the only screenprinter allowed to plunder the fabulous comic art archives of top British comic publisher DC Thomson.

Medium size: 48cm x 38cm.

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

Officially approved by The Dandy publisher DC Thomson.

© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.

 

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