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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.
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.