Dennis the Menace turns 65

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The nation’s favourite wildchild, Dennis the Menace, turns 65 this month and an exhibition of screenprints featuring him is being held to celebrate.
The iconic character from The Beano comic made his appearance in the edition dated March 17, 1951.
Sixty-five years later he’s still going strong – and has become the star of TV, children’s books … and handmade, limited edition screenprints.
Artist John Patrick Reynolds is staging a show at The Showcase, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS from Easter Monday, March 28 until Sunday April 3. Hours will be Noon until 4pm on Easter Monday, 8.30am – 7pm during the week and then Noon – 4pm at the weekend.
Reynolds is the first and only screenprinter to be given permission by The Beano publisher, DC Thomson, to select images for his work from their extensive archive.
“We all grew up with Dennis the Menace and the nation has taken him to its heart, we identify with his anarchic rumbunctious approach to life,” said Reynolds, “so it’s a pleasure and a privilege to be his official screenprinter.”
Reynolds will be producing a special edition of the very first Dennis the Menace strip to exhibit and sell at his show.

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