Dennis the Menace, a comic strip introduced in 1951, expanded into a comic book series; an American television series (1959-1963) starring Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, and Joseph Kearns; a 1986 animated television series; and many subsequent television series, books, and feature films.
Comic book and animation historian Mark Arnold covers Dennis the Menace history from its origins through the television series, the playground, and the merchandise.
Includes biographies of creator Hank Ketcham and the people behind the scenes – Al Wiseman, Fred Toole, Owen Fitzgerald, Frank Hill, Bill Williams, Lee Holley, Bob Bugg, Ron Ferdinand, and Marcus Hamilton.
In addition, there’s background on Mort Walker, Charles M. Schulz, Jay North, Gloria Henry, Herbert Anderson, Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon, Walter Matthau, Don Rickles, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, George Kennedy, Betty White, Robert Wagner, and Louise Fletcher.
Foreword by Mort “Beetle Bailey” Walker.
460 illustrations, Indexed, and with a Comic Book Index and a TV episode guide.
Available in both hard-cover and soft-bound editions.
$45 for the hard-cover edition, plus $6 postage by Priority mail.
$35 for the soft-bound edition, plus $6 postage by Priority mail.
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