|All art in this post by Davey Law|
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
'D' IS FOR DENNIS DAY...
As a special treat, I thought I'd bestow upon all my rabid readers
a few pages from the third DENNIS THE MENACE book for 1960
(issued at the end of '59). I'm fortunate enough to own every Dennis
book ever printed (one of each, obviously - not the entire print run of
every book) and they're well-worth having. Published in an era before
political correctness had been invented, the early books were the
epitome of riotous, rebellious, rip-roaring FUN!
The Dennis books didn't become actual 'annuals' until 1984
(for '85), which was the first to be released a year before the next
one. Before then, they had been published every two years until 1977
(for '78), whereupon it was 'rested' for a few years before resurfacing in
1982 (for '83). The final edition was the Dennis & Gnasher Annual for
2011, issued at the end of 2010, but by then, Dennis was a pale imitation
of his former self. Will the Dennis books ever return? Who knows, but
in the meantime, enjoy the following classic capers from the heyday
of the world's wildest boy.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, September 26, 2012