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Minnie the Minx’s pocket-money crisis

£ 280.00£ 350.00

Minnie the Minx’s pocket-money crisis. What a downer – Minnie the Minx gets her pocket-money stopped. Once again, a character from The Beano speaks for all kids. We’ve all been there – and we’ve felt as she looks.

The lettering is beautiful – a great example of how artists at The Beano lavished attention to the typography.

Minnie, whose real name is apparently Hermione Makepeace, is one of The Beano’s main characters. She is a kind of girl version of Dennis the Menace – and even wears a similar striped jersey.

Despite her tendency to be a nightmare, and perhaps this is because I’m a bloke, I find she has a kind of winsome charm.

She first appeared in 1953, making her the third longest running Beano character, behind only Dennis the Menace and Roger the Dodger.

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.

Large size: 76cms x 56cms

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.