From the Archive: The Beginnings of Mischief Art Print
From the Archive – What’s it about?
Brand new and exclusive to the Beano Shop, we're happy to introduce the "From the Archive" range! To help celebrate 70 years of Dennis, our amazing Archivists have dug deep and helped us to identify and revive these iconic moment's in the Beano's history. Available in multiple sizes, these must-have high quality art prints are just the start of the adventure! As we continue to delve even deeper into the archives, who knows what else we'll find?
Beginnings of Mischief – a little bit of info!
A frame from his first half-page strip in black and white, dated March 1951. Dennis represented the arrival of the first of the core, mischievous kid characters who saw Beano overtake The Dandy to become Britain's most popular comic.
Despite being his debut appearance, Dennis doesn’t actually say a single word in his first comic – as opposed to his Dad, who has had enough of Dennis’s antics already, having shouted “DENNIS!” in the previous 3 panels and eventually using the dog lead to drag Dennis from the park! I think we can all agree, Dennis certainly doesn’t have a problem finding his words these days! Drawn by David Law.
Create your own Beano Art Gallery!
Buy a “From the Archive” art print to start up your very own Beano inspired art collection! The perfect gift for any Beano fan – new & old alike!