The McManus Gallery in Dundee Scotland will be aptly renamed as The McMenace for the 80th anniversary of the much loved Beano Comic. The name 'McMenace' referring to the hugely popular rascal of the comics, Dennis the Menace.
The exhibition will be taking place from June to October 2018 and will be showcasing not just the characters of the comic but the history behind the pages. The Beano is the longest running children's comic first appearing in 1938.
FUN RANDOM FACT: During The Second World War, the usual weekly instalments of The Beano and The Dandy were published on alternate weeks due to paper and ink rationing!
Some of Beano's well loved characters are the likes of The Bash Street Kids, Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz.
The exhibition will mainly be focusing on The Bast Street Kids as the concept for these characters were inspired by pupils at Dundee High School. Mike Stirling head of Beano Studios Scotland has said that The Beano and The Bash Street Kids are woven into the rebellious fabric of Dundee city. “I don’t believe they could have been created anywhere else – and I don’t say that lightly.”... "It is the City of Discovery. If you don’t rebel, you don’t discover.”
If you get the chance head to The McMenace in the home town of where Beano began and celebrate the iconic comic! The exhibition runs from June 2nd to October 21st.