Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

74 Years 11 months this weekend

Which can only mean that in one months time, The Beano will be celebrating it's 75th birthday with a bang. There'll be a fab anniversary edition and more stuff and what have you, and I'm celebrating the event in a way too, by showing a few memorable pages from Beanos past.
Left is a Beano from the early 1960s with a classic fluid page from the master himself, Dudley D Watkins, with an altogether illogical story, but never mind, nice bit of work.

And below left is a mid-50s Dennis The Menace. That name sends chills down the spine of any self-respecting non-Menace, and in this instance, Davey Law shows exactly why!


Lew Stringer said...

Truly brilliant Dennis strip. A nice big cheap softback volume of 1950s Dennis strips scanned from the old comics would be very welcome if it ever happened.

spleenal said...

17 panels on one page! You really got your moneys worth back then :) Genius economics getting that saga on to one page.

James Spiring said...

These two have now been posted on the Beano's Facebook page with credit.

I have to agree with Lew's suggestion. The last time they did anything like that was in 2001 with a hardback 50 Years of Menacing book. Sadly, they didn't do anything like that two years ago, and to add insult to injury the main Dennis and Gnasher annual was axed.