Monday, June 08, 2015

Number 1745: Dennis the Menace at the beach, and at the movies

A day at the beach, and a night at a drive-in movie* are the comedy fodder of writer Fred Toole and artist Al Wiseman, who handled the chores of adapting Hank Ketcham’s popular newspaper comic to comic books.

Both of these funny stories are from Dennis the Menace #6 (1954).

*Drive-in movies were known more for funny business, than for being funny...if you know what I mean, heh-heh.


Unknown said...

Ham sandwich a la mode! I'm not a DTM fan, but that made me laugh.
Interesting that Wiseman didn't try to exactly mimic Ketcham's style.

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

First strip sponsored by Durex™... :-)

Alicia American said...

This musta bin reprinteded cuz I red this B4 yo srsly! P<G Pappy me & Deb R going 2 Englnd on Fridy cuz our famus photographerer frend is like having a big thing yo, umm a photo egzibit of giant pix of rock stars he took calld "SIZE MATTERS" yo OMG its gunna B so badass we R gunna get our pic taken w/Giant Lemmy frm Motorhead #BADASS

Pappy said...

J D, ha-ha, good one, amico. I stepped over and around one or more of those things, used and discarded, as I walked from my car to the snack bar of the drive-in movie theater.

Pappy said...

Alicia, have fun, and say hello to Abbey Road, Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane for me.

P.S. I am just reading the book, The Beatles Lyrics, edited by Hunter Davies.

Pappy said...

Ryan, as good a cartoonist as Hank Ketcham was, I tend to like Wiseman's version of Dennis better. It might be the difference between the black-line single panel gags done for newspapers and the longer, more involved stories and adventures of Dennis in the comic books.