The Complete Dennis The Menace Volume 5: 1959-1960

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Presenting the fifth volume of Hank Ketcham's phenomenal panel covering the end of the Postwar Era, 1959-1960.

Dennis the Menace Vol. 5

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Ketcham captured the mischievousness, rambunctiousness, and anarchy of a kid's world better than any other cartoonist. The strip appeals to both parents and children — while parents shake their head ruefully at how accurately Ketcham caught the essence of children's natural zest for mayhem, children identify with Dennis and the chaos that he leaves in his wake. Ketcham's gags are funny, subtle and touching, and executed with a vivacious, exquisite line. Ketcham drew Dennis the Menace from 1951 to 1994, when he retired and let his assistant take over the strip. This fifth volume of Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace publishes every single panel strip from 1959 and 1960 in one handsome brick of a hardcover. Ketcham's legendary pen and ink work is in full flower in this volume as are the various situations and themes that Ketcham would return to again and again, featuring Dennis and his regular group of supporting players: his long-suffering parents, the even longer-suffering neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Dennis's dog Ruff and his best pal Joey, the annoying Margaret, the adorable Gina, and more. Check out this .pdf with 30 pages of cartoons.

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Author Hank Ketcham
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 672pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 6.25
Publication Notes hardcover, b/w, with bound-in ribbon bookmark
Publication Date 2009
ISBN 978-1560979666

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