This year, Dennis's 65th anniversary was going to be celebrated with a wraparound cover on that week's Beano. As it turned out, that idea (not one of mine, the whole scenario was handed to me from the office) couldn't be used. But this rough (more advanced than the last one, colour has even been crudely added) seemed so forlorn I thought you'd like to see it anyway.
From time to time I'm asked to come up with a few different ideas, one of which will hopefully be selected to follow through to a finished item. Back in 2013 when The Beano was approaching it's 75 year, I did a few cover designs for the landmark birthday issue. This was one that wasn't used. As you can see it's VERY rough, just a doodle. Interesting idea, ALL the many Beano characters over the years were supposed to be bursting out of a Birthday present package with '75' wrapping paper. There's the Iron Fish even! Anyway, it wasn't selected, but here it is, another casualty from the reject pile.