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A Medley of Beano Characters by Louistrations A Medley of Beano Characters by Louistrations
My rendition of some special comic characters that I grew up with. It's probably scandalous to deviate away from their original designs as much as I did, but just think of this as my personal tribute!

From left to right and top to bottom: Dennis the Menace, Ivy the Terrible, Minnie the Minx, Pansy Potter, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz.

The British comic industry is slowly dwindling away which is just heartbreaking; so if you live in the UK, do try your best to buy a copy of the Beano and the Dandy whenever you can. You'll find that that they're just as good as ever!

Tsk, kids today and their millennium items and their card games and their loud music and their hula hoops and their hopscotch and their dungarees and their lollipops and their Sony PlayStations and their voice-activated light switches and their leather pants and their artificial insemination and their Blu-Ray discs...

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Characters are property of DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. No copyright infringement intended.

(Haha yes, that's from Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged.)
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funky-phantom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these. Look at little Rog and his dodge books, bless 'im!
Your style is delicious.
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despicme95 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Please can you do the Bash Street kids
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funky-phantom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes please!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
I've been meaning to actually, there's just a lot of them! :)
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Primal-Lord Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
I swear to god I had a huge stack of Beanos since I was 6....I now feel kinda old and now want to know where the hell they went -__-
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Clarabow3311 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Amazing! I absolutely love this and all the Beano characters!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Thanks so much! I really want to give drawing them another go at some point! *searches for the time*
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fallingpandas Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this! Especially Roger!
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Jamtexx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well given most of the Beano characters have changed look several times over the last 60 years, I don't think it matters too much. Plus a fresh look never hurts (most of the time...).

Minnie looks a lot cuter then she normally does, she did have a face like a bag of spanners from the comics I read back in the 70s and 80s. Roger looks like a boy band member, but is not a bad thing, would help his dodges in high school :P. Although Ivy does look rather evil in a "I am going to put you in a lot of pain" type way...
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naniloke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
minnie is cute
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Hehe, thanks! I'm not quite sure how I managed to make Minnie of all people look cute! :XD:
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Toonart11 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I've worked for the Dandy and I think your versions are sooo very good
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Oh I know who you are, hehe!
Thanks so much, it means a lot! =D
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really quite impressive takes on these familiar faces here. Love how Minnie and Pansy Potter came out especially :D
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks so much! :aww:
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coopland Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
VERY impressive! I heard Dennis isn't allowed to use a slingshot anymore, ugh. Because all of us who've grown up with the menace over the years are complete thugs, aren't we? Bah.
Still I love your style.

Here's to Menaces everywhere!
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
uhihhiuhffff THIS MADE MY DAY! I still read the beano (since I have a little brother and nick it from him when he's finished XD) and your designs are lovely, your style is awesome!
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hiccupsofthedead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyways, nice drawings ^^ I am sad they stopped publishing the 'Classics from the comics' heard of them?
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hiccupsofthedead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean, the Beano and the Dandy are as good as ever? The Dandy is now called Dandy Xtreme or something and is too directed to the male audience and the Beano is still good but the new 'plan D&G' dennis spoils it -_- Gnasher is a normal dog now :( I prefer buying ones from second hand stores...
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Yeah, they were in a fairly sorry state last year. The Dandy relaunched last October returning to a more traditional all comic format and dropped the "Xtreme", while Dennis and Gnasher have been returning to their old selves since the new Editor started. :D
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hiccupsofthedead Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah ^^ The dandy is still too full of celebs and I would have to check the Beano... I wen to London and met the artist of the Dennis before the D&G Dennis and the editor :D
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Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously, British Dennis the Menace could kill the American Dennis the Menace and turn his skin into a Batman cape. Hell, I could even imagine that those red stripes used to be white...
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Haha, that's so true! Certainly the old Dennis at least, he went a bit soft the past few years; but he seems to be returning to his menacing ways again. =D
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deborahsimpson86 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Very nice!

Your Pansy Potter seems to be the classic Pansy Potter!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thank you! Hehe, that's right. It amazes me how old Pansy is, 1938 was it?
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deborahsimpson86 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
It was!
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deborahsimpson86 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
While the Pansy Potter in my avatar is the modern Pansy Potter!
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Crabamoustache Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Great art !
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Thank you very much! =D
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WizzKid97 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your Roger and Ivy look epic, Pansy Potter looks awesome as well! :D
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Thanks so much! Haha, I had fun drawing Pansy!
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TWULF Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Digital Artist
You should send these in!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I sent them in a couple of weeks ago actually, I didn't get a reply though. ^^;
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RetroLin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha, Minnie the Minx has never looked so good. awesome.
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thank you so much! Hehe, I love how this deviation has brought out all of the Brits! :laughing:
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thecarrottykid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Yay, thank you Mister Car-rot-to!
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HaylieNowak Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
oh man, i LOVE how you've drawn Dennis!
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Louistrations Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you! =D
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