Saturday, 18 April 2020

Postman Prat returns in THE DANDY SUMMER SPECIAL

For the last few years The Dandy Summer Special has been all-reprint, collecting a fine selection of classic strips from the past 50 years or more. However, this year's edition will feature some all-new material alongside the classics!

I don't know how many new strips will be amongst its 68 pages but I've written/drawn two new Postman Prat stories (a two pager and a single pager). Both have a summer theme of course, as you can see from the example above.

Obviously these strips were created before the lockdown, but it's nice to think that the world of comics are set in an environment that is free from viruses and such worries. A perfect form of escapism in these strange times! 

With a cover by Steve Bright, The Dandy Summer Special 2020 will be published in mid-May and can be pre-ordered directly from the D.C. Thomson website at the following link:

It can also be ordered as part of a package with The Beano Summer Activity Special, and with a puzzle magazine. See the relevant links here:



James Spiring said...

One of your Big Eggo strips is in the free golden Beano download.

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I noticed. Thanks James.

Rick said...

There was only one Pratt page in my special. Misprint?

Lew Stringer said...

Sadly they only used one of the stories in the end due to space. Hopefully the two pager will appear somewhere one day. Perhaps in next year's special? Who knows?