Tonight, I have a comic strip from Bangalore Times published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. It is everybody’s (I hope) favourite “Dennis the Menace”: 😀
Dennis was originally a creation of American artist and writer, Hank Ketcham (1920-2001). His comic character, Dennis, began to be published in newspapers and magazines in 1951 in comic strips, and by the end of the last century, had become one of the most loved mischievous young boys, besides Calvin (“Calvin and Hobbes”), all over the world. The “Dennis the Menace” comic strips are still published in newspapers across continents, including, obviously, India. 😉
What I see in Dennis and Calvin is such great wisdom as no adult can compare. For example, Calvin questions the very existence itself; Dennis, too, is quite canny in that way. Although the adults might scorn their questions as childish and foolish, they – rather, their creators – need to be appreciated for their intelligence and the way they look upon the day-to-day events, however mundane they tend to be. They think about things in a way that adults either lack or have forgotten.
With me? Please feel free to share your thoughts, if you will. 🙂