Dennis the Menace turns 65

Dennis the Menace turns 65

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, […]

The American Dennis theMenace

Dennis the Menace has nice American twin

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 […]

Oor Wullie in a sou'wester

New Oor Wullie screenprints

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 […]

Granpaw Broon and The Bairn

New Broons screenprints

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 […]

Olive kisses Popeye

New screenprints for Valentines Day

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

trade-show-january

Trade show January

I’ve been working on new designs for release at two trade shows this month. I’ll be at Top Drawer in Olympia from Sunday 17 January – Tuesday 19 January. I’ll be at Scotland’s Trade Fair at the SECC in Glasgow from Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 January. They’ll hit the website over the next two […]

Last orders for Xmas: Saturday 19 December

The last day for orders to arrive before Christmas is Saturday 19 December. Any orders I receive up until and including then can catch the first post on Monday 21 December and be with you by Christmas. JPR

Comic Art Xmas sale

Comic Art Xmas sale

Date: 7 December 2015 to 13 December 2015 Opening Times: Monday – Friday 8.30am-7pm Saturday – Sunday 11am – 4pm Location: The Corner Shop, Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DX Please come along to my pop-up sale of handmade, limited edition screenprints featuring classic comic characters such as Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, […]

Vanity Fair

Comic Art in Vanity Fair

Comic Art features in the Xmas gift special of upmarket magazine Vanity Fair. The current edition of the magazine – described as covering popular culture, fashion and current affairs – is dated January and is on sale now. Grab your copy now.

New print - Billy Whizz starts today!

New print – Billy Whizz starts today!

Billy Whizz was one of my favourites when I was a kid. There is something very appealing about characters with special abilities – especially if they act as a handicap as often as not. But Billy’s speed gave the artists and writers at The Beano a very good excuse to use their imagination with the […]