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Dennis the Menace

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace

Dennis the Menace has, for over 50 years, captured the mischievous, rambunctious, anarchic worldview of a kid better than any other cartoon strip. It is the most hilariously observed and empathetic comic strip about adulthood ever drawn — with a sly humor that kids identify with and parents nod knowingly and ruefully at. Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace collects for the first time every Dennis the Menace cartoon panel over the life of the strip. Join Dennis and his cast of tortured victims and comrades-in-arms — Dennis' Mom and Dad, Henry and Alice Mitchell, poor Mr. Wilson, and his pals Joey and Margaret, not to mention boy's best friend Ruff — for over 600 pages of heart-warming mayhem.

"I've learned more from a single panel of Dennis the Menace than a six month art course." – Jaime Hernandez (Love & Rockets)

"How can comics devotees resist Ketcham's sleek drawing line and the way his technique contrasts so beautifully with the idea of his sloppy bad-boy character?" – Entertainment Weekly

"…[Dennis's] penchant for mischief has enduring appeal." – School Library Journal

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black & white, Hardcover, 5.5" x 6.25", 978-1-60699-311-8
Hank Ketcham Dennis vaults into the 1960s with his anarchic spirit still intact. Ketcham's exquisitely funny drawing illuminates gag after hilarious gag, including a week-long visit from Grandpa, each and every panel a small masterpiece.
Out of print

black & white, Hardcover, 5.5" x 6.25", 978-1-56097-966-6
Hank Ketcham The fifth volume of Ketcham's phenomenal panel covers the end of the Postwar Era, 1959-1960. The tiny troublemaker encounters bobby-soxers, beatniks, cats and hobos, and of course plenty of mischief at home and in the neighborhood.
Out of print