Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Five Greats - No. 2: Davy Law

The second great in the series is Dennis the Menace creator Davy Law! Born in Edinburgh in 1908, Law was a born artist, and started drawing for D.C. Thomson on 1945.

Then, in 1951 came his most famous creation - Dennis the Menace! Our spiky-haired pal first appeared in Beano issue 452, and still runs today! In the mid - 50's, Law also drew Dennis in the Weekly News.

His other famous creation is Beryl the Peril, who first appeared in the first issue of The Topper, from 1953. Beryl currently appears in The Dandy, illustrated by Steve Bright.

What made David such a good artist was not the detail he put into his strips, but the way that he could make anything he drew funny. Sadly, he passed away in 1971.

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