UK News Published: Aug 22, Comic character Dennis the Menace was introduced in , and was joined by his pet dog Gnasher in A rare copy of the first Beano annual, published before the appearance of favourite comic character Dennis the Menace, is to be auctioned. It is the first of 79 Beano annuals published to date and features comic strips, stories and illustrations — but does not include mischief-maker Dennis the Menace, who made his first appearance in The Beano annual will be auctioned on the first day of the sale, which also includes a series of Rupert the Bear annuals dating from the s onwards. According to DC Thomson, the word Beano is a shortened version of bean feast, meaning a rowdy jollification. Browse the businesses in your area and find what is perfect for you.
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He was the first bear to appear as a cartoon character, pre-dating Rupert Bear by a year. The Annuals. There were annuals issued from the early s, in.
One hundred years ago, some of the UK’s biggest national newspapers became locked in a new war to boost their circulation figures – and a young female artist from Kent was to emerge the unlikely victor. For Mary Tourtel created Rupert Bear ; whose simple charms have entranced generations of children and adults alike ever since.
Back in an era where television was still more than a decade away, the internet an unimaginable concept, and films were still silent and shown with an orchestral accompaniment, the humble comic strip was both an emerging form of entertainment and key tool in driving up newspaper sales. It was the Daily Mail which first stumbled upon its power when it produced the UK’s first daily strip in the guise of Teddy Tail – a mouse whose adventures first appeared in Explains John Beck, secretary of the Followers of Rupert Bear, the official society devoted to the little hero from the fictional village of Nutwood and his chums: “The Daily Express was late in catching up and the other characters had been around for a little while.
So sub-editor Herbert Tourtel was tasked with finding their own original creation in a bid to win over parents keen to give their children something to enjoy. They would go on to travel the world, extensively, visiting the likes of Italy, Egypt and India – fuelled by her fascination with aviation. Her father, Samuel, was a stone mason and stained-glass designer, while her brother, Edmund, was, according to research carried out by the Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society, a “talented painter of animals”.
It adds: “She showed an early talent for drawing and studied at the Sidney Cooper School of Art in Canterbury where she won the Prince of Wales scholarship and also a holiday in Switzerland. In , she published an illustrated collection of poems on horses called, simply enough, The Horse Book. Her book of Humpty Dumpty, released for the Christmas market, was, at the time, looking to capitalise on a move towards smaller books for children and, according to reports at the time, “will be the smallest children’s book on the market, measuring three inches square”.
Quite how they evolved remains lost in the mists of time, but the concept of animal adventures with rhyming couplets was a tried and tested formula. In his first outing, appearing on the pages of the Daily Express on November 8, She would go to draw and write Rupert stories for 15 years.
Since then it has been published every year without fail. Above is pictured the cover of the first annual. These annuals were produced on ‘War Economy’ paper. In , Express Newspapers commenced reproducing the annuals in facsimile form – the closest replica of the original possible. These editions are each limited in size to around 10, copies worldwide, and the majority of them are now very hard to find and have accrued in value considerably.
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Above is pictured the cover of the first annual. During the war years, special permission was given by Goverment to continue printing the Rupert Annual, even though there was a paper shortage. These annuals were produced on ‘War Economy’ paper. In , Express Newspapers commenced reproducing the annuals in facsimile form – the closest replica of the original possible. These editions are each limited in size to around 10, copies worldwide, and the majority of them are now very hard to find and have accrued in value considerably.
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It is the first of 79 Beano annuals published to date and features comic a series of Rupert the Bear annuals dating from the s onwards.
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Rupert, it seems, will bear anything. Over nine decades, the Daily Express stalwart has withstood changes of fur colour, allegations of racism, and a lurid sex scandal. He even survived the recent jobs cull at Express Newspapers although, because of “restructuring”, he may have started subbing the arts pages and filing a sports column. Now, Rupert Bear, as all public figures eventually must, has one more obstacle to overcome: re-branding.
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