Saturday, March 03, 2012
The Dandy - History in the making
Waverley Books have officially announced on Twitter that this summer they will be publishing a book to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Dandy.
The Art and History of The Dandy will be published in August, showcasing pages from the comic from 1937 to the present day. Waverley Books also published The History of The Beano a few years ago, written by Morris Heggie. It's thought that Morris, who had a lengthy run as editor of The Dandy himself, will also be authoring this one and will once again be digging through the DC Thomson archive to bring long-unseen artwork to the readers.
More news on this exciting project as it develops but for now here's a couple of classic pages from my own Dandy archive, - a Korky the Cat cover by his original artist James Crichton and a Desperate Dan page by DC Thomson's greatest, Dudley Watkins. Both pages are from issue No. 956, dated March 19th 1960.
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