Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Dandy, - back on the shelves!


There's an all-new Dandy out right now, featuring Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat, Winker Watson and all your favourites. Well, in book form at least, as The Dandy Annual 2014 has just been published, along with The Beano Annual 2014

I have six pages in The Dandy Annual this year; three Smasher strips and three Keyhole Kate pages (the latter being written by David Mason who wrote some of the Postman Prat scripts for the weekly). 

For The Beano Annual I drew a two page Biffo the Bear story, written by Iain McLaughlin. It was an honour to draw such a notable Beano character for the comic's 75th anniversary volume. 

There's also tons of other strips in the books too of course by the UK's top comic artists including work by Nigel Parkinson, Laura Howell, Paul Palmer, Jamie Smart, David Sutherland and many more! 

The R.R.P. for the books is £7.99 each but you'll easily find them cheaper online and no doubt they'll be discounted in bookshops too. Yep, the annuals are out now! What are you waiting for, Christmas? 

4 comments:

Colin Jones said...

I remember , as a kid , eagerly looking at my parents' Winter catalogue for the annuals ( do they still have catalogues- Grattan, John Moore's etc ). I bought the 2009 Beano annual out of curiosity at what they were like now and the only obvious change was the absence of the slipper / cane which is understandable. Lew , your critic in the previous post complained about political correctness but what does he expect- teacher can't be shown caning the Bash St. Kids these days when it's illegal in real life.

Lew Stringer said...

Exactly Colin. I've had that very discussion with other collectors. I don't understand why some people are *still* bemoaning the lack or corporal punishment in comics when it was phased out over 30 years ago! It wasn't even as though the stories were dependent on it anyway. Comics are no worse for its absence.

beanokev said...

Yes,Looking forward to The Smasher stories, always one of my favs as a kid & loved your strips in last years annual. Biffo looks great too Lew.I'm still wait till xmas for these at 43 my Mum & Dad still get them for me I wouldn't have it any other way....

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks Kev, and I hope you have many more Christmases like that.