Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace, 1951-1952

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace, 1951-1952

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Dennis the Menace began on March 14, 1951 and went on to become the second most popular cartoon kid in the world, after Charlie Brown. The perennial troublemaker soon turned into a global publishing, merchandising and multi-media phenomenon. Dennis was one of the most brilliantly observed and empathetic comic strips about childhood ever drawn: Ketcham captured the mischievousness, rambuctiousness and anarchy of a kid's world better than any other cartoonist. This volume comprises every single panel strip from 1951 to 1952 in a handsome hardcover collection.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics : 2005
ISBN: 9781560976806
1560976802
Branch Call Number: 741.5 K492d
Characteristics: 589p illus
Additional Contributors: Groth, Gary, ed

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Aug 12, 2016

Long before there was Calvin & Hobbes - There was, of course, Dennis the Menace, who (next to Charlie Brown) was the most popular "cartoon" kid in the world of the newspaper comic-strip.

Created by cartoonist, Hank Ketcham - Dennis the Menace (the blond, freckle-faced, rugrat of 5 who lived on Pine Street) made his official debut into the newspaper's comic section in 1951.

Appearing as a single-panel strip - Dennis the Menace became so popular that he eventually appeared in more than 16 newspapers all across the American nation, and beyond.

This hefty volume contains over 1000 Dennis the Menace cartoons from the years of 1951 & 1952.

*Note* - Born in 1920 - Cartoonist, Hank Ketcham continued to draw the Dennis the Menace comic-strip right up until 1994..... In 2001 - Ketcham (81 at the time) died from heart failure.... (*watch video-clip*)

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