Penryn cartoonists' digital Dandy comic challenge

Cartoonist Nick Brennan

Cartoonist Nick Brennan

First published in News Falmouth Packet: Photograph of the Author by , Ex-Reporter/Photographer

Popular children’s comic The Dandy was retired from print this month, but two Penryn artists are helping to keep it alive online.

Cartoonist Nick and his wife Fran Brennan have both worked for The Dandy and its sister comic The Beano as freelancers for the past 25 years.

After 75 years on the shelves, The Dandy’s final printed edition was issued on December 4.

“However, there is no need for tears as it’s reborn in a glittering, digital incarnation,” Fran said.

“My husband and myself are both heavily involved in the new project – Nick’s the cartoonist, I’m the scriptwriter and digital animator – and we live and work in Penryn.”

Fran, who is Cornish born and bred, said she was looking forward to the challenge of taking The Dandy into the 21st century.

The Dandy digital edition features familiar characters in new strips, with the storytelling element slightly changed.

Comic strips and mini games can be downloaded to a smart phone or tablet device and are updated as the weeks go by.

Packet readers can take a look at the new-look Dandy by visiting www.dandy.com or searching for The Dandy on their tablet or smart phone.

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