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Dennis the Menace says: He said yes!
£ 280.00 – £ 360.00
Dennis the Menace is astonished by his luck and says: He said yes!
This is a rare screenprint from my archives. I printed it about 12 years ago (I neglected to date it) and it’s part of a tiny edition – there are only three in existence.
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.
Standard size: 26cms x 19cms – not yet available. Contact [email protected] if you want one.
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms – not yet available. Contact [email protected] if you want one.
Large size: 80cms x 60cms
Officially approved screenprint. I am the only screenprinter allowed to plunder the fabulous comic art archives of top British comic publisher DC Thomson.
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.