Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962
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Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962

by Hank Ketcham
     
 

Dennis menaces the 1960s in this cartoon classic. This latest collection assembles all the strips from 1961-1962.
Dennis vaults into the 1960s with his anarchic spirit still intact. As always, this book is a series of unrelated panel gags (with the exception of one week-long story involving Dennis’s mild-mannered grandpa), but what gags! Hank Ketcham is

Overview

Dennis menaces the 1960s in this cartoon classic. This latest collection assembles all the strips from 1961-1962.
Dennis vaults into the 1960s with his anarchic spirit still intact. As always, this book is a series of unrelated panel gags (with the exception of one week-long story involving Dennis’s mild-mannered grandpa), but what gags! Hank Ketcham is legendary for being one of the most exquisitely skilled cartoonists of all time, and each and every panel is a small masterpiece of design and draftsmanship.Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962 features Dennis’s long-suffering parents, the Wilsons, his dog Ruff, his best pal Joey, his nemesis Margaret, and a seemingly endless parade of babysitters, as well as hapless shopowners, policemen, teachers, and family friends, all of whom come to realize that it’s Dennis’s world...they just live in it!
Ketcham drew Dennis the Menace from 1951 to 1994, when he retired and let his assistant take over the strip. This sixth volume of Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace publishes every single panel strip from 1961 and 1962 in one handsome brick of a hardcover. Ketcham’s legendary pen and ink work achieves its full flowering in this volume as do the various situations and themes that Ketcham would return to again and again.

Editorial Reviews

Gordon Flagg - Booklist
“With the exception of a few that deal with cowboy shows and drive-in movies, nearly all the gags would fit comfortably on the comics page nearly a half-century later. While most readers will respond to the gentle humor, the visually inclined will appreciate artist Ketcham’s confident, inky brushwork.”
Tim Janson - The Gouverneur Times
“Truly a delight that has lost none of its humor in fifty years. Grade: A.”
Chris Mautner - Robot 6 (Comic Book Resources)
“See Dennis bother the barber! Pester the construction workers! Annoy Margaret! Confuse Joey! And generally drive Mr. Wilson and his parents up a frickin' wall. All in the name of fun. And adorableness.”
Mark Frauenfelder - Wink Books
“I love Hank Ketcham's art. Sure, his gag panels are funny, and parents will recognize their own kids in Dennis' antics, but it’s Ketcham's line work, spotting, composition, selection of details, and character expression that make him one of the greats.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606993118
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Pages:
653
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.40(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Hank Ketcham was born in 1920 and created Dennis the Menace in 1950. He passed away in 2001.

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