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Dennis the Menace turns 65

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The nation’s favourite wildchild, Dennis the Menace, turns 65 this month and an exhibition of screenprints featuring him is being held to celebrate. The iconic character from The Beano comic made his appearance in the edition dated March 17, 1951. Sixty-five years later he’s still going strong – and has become the star of TV, […]

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Dennis the Menace has nice American twin

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The Americans seem to have woken up to the fact that there is a British comic character called Dennis the Menace, just in time to celebrate the two creations’ 65th birthdays. An article just appeared on the American website The Smithsonian. This is how it starts: “They were born simultaneously, in March 1951, two entirely […]

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New Oor Wullie screenprints

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I’ve produced 10 new screenprints of Oor Wullie to celebrate his 80th birthday. One of them is a medium-sized one (48cms x 38cms) of the very first strip, printed on March 8, 1936. I’ve added a bit of red in the title, but apart from that it’s exactly as it was printed in The Sunday […]

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New Broons screenprints

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New Broons screenprints. I’ve printed several new editions to celebrate the forthcoming 80th anniversary of The Broons. These are a screenprint of the very first strip, which appeared back in March 1936, in The Post, Dundee. And portraits of all eleven Broonses, in pairs (the twins and Horace make a trio), from images drawn by […]

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New screenprints for Valentines Day

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Olive and Popeye are the archetypical battling couple. Olive here sums it up here, by declaring: “Love and hate at the same time – it’s maddening!” And I’ve also found a great panel of Olive kissing Popeye (who looks a bit shocked by the gesture). They are published in good time for Valentine’s Day. JP

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