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Minnie the Minx gets a pet hippo

£ 145.00£ 195.00

Minnie the Minx gets a pet hippo. This is just the sort of thing I love The Beano for – the combination of the everyday (Minnie watching telly) and the absurd (Minnie the Minx sitting on top of a huge and contented hippo in her living room). It’s also great that Minnie’s parents only complain about her new pet because they can’t see the TV.

This is selected, like many of my panels and images, from the 1960s and 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. But also it’s a pre-digital age, and the drawings are all made by hand rather than computer aided. 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.

Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.  

45cm x 37cm

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

© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.