John Patrick Reynolds
Dennis the Menace
15 x 18.5 inches
A screen print of Dennis the Menace in a rage; one from a series reworked from D. C. Thomson's famous British comics such as The Beano, Victor and Boys Own. Each image is printed on hand made Somerset paper and issued in a limited edition.
John Reynolds is the first artist to receive permission from the publishers to reproduce these iconic images. He has a passion for British comic art; a genre he claims has been long overlooked by the art market. Many of our much cherished characters deserve to receive the iconic status of their American or European counterparts such as Herge's Tintin or the Super Heroes of American culture. Celebrating characters such as Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan and Alf Tupper, these prints have been carefully selected, enlarged and beautifully created in vivid colour. Anita O'Brien, curator of the Cartoon Trust in Bloomsbury says: "Each of the drawings in these strips has taken an enormous amount of work. I don't think the public have ever fully appreciated the illustrating talent that went into many of these early comics."