The Diary of Dennis the Menace (book 1)
About this deal
Like his creator Hank Ketcham, Henry served in the United States Navy; starting as a position as a quartermaster (helmsman) second class on a US Navy ship,  he ended up on an aircraft carrier  and rose to the rank of chief petty officer. Fantagraphics Press is releasing the complete run of Hank Ketcham’s daily panels in beautiful little volumes, each containing two years worth of Hank’s sublime artistry. In 2005, comics publisher Fantagraphics began to reprint Ketcham's entire run on Dennis the Menace (excluding Sunday strips) in a projected 25-volume series over 11 years. He lived in Switzerland for 18 years, where he worked on his feature from a penthouse studio overlooking Lake Geneva. It has rekindled my love for drawing and provides me with the biggest challenge of my life…to keep Hank's legacy alive by keeping Dennis the Menace creatively fresh every day.
He's also an actor, dancer and trained aerialist as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. The inspiration for the comic strip came from Dennis Ketcham, the real-life son of Hank Ketcham,  who, at four years old, refused to take a nap and made a complete mess of his room.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the panel, Abbeville Press published The Merchant of Dennis (1990), Ketcham's autobiography, and a companion piece, Dennis the Menace: His First Forty Years (1991), a collection of more than 800 panels plus a section of color Sunday pages. He promoted two public-service messages through comic books, titled Dennis Takes a Poke at Poison and Coping With Family Stress. Another running gag involves Dennis's ever-changing parade of new babysitters;  no one will take the job twice, much to Alice's annoyance. However, another African American character named Jay Weldon appeared in the 1986 animated series to far less controversy, as he was not designed as a stereotype. He was quoted as saying, "I set the whole thing in Wichita, Kansas, and as a result I got made an honorary mayor of Wichita.
The boy fails to realize that Westerns are rarely made in his day and that the films he watches are reruns.
The most recent film adaptation, A Dennis the Menace Christmas was released to DVD on November 6, 2007.
Taken aback, Ketcham issued a statement explaining that his intentions were innocent, and Jackson was not seen in the comics again. George and his wife Martha are childless, but a short, tow-headed boy next door has filled the vacuum, driving poor George almost to distraction but bringing much-needed love into the otherwise quiet life of the Wilsons. Abbeville also published a softcover retrospective of the strip in 1991, Dennis the Menace: His First 40 Years.
Ron attended The School of Visual Arts from 1971-1973 and The Art Students League in 1974, where he studied anatomy with Gustav Rehburger.
One of Ketcham's favorites in the large mix of publishing ventures became a collectors' item: Dennis and the Bible Kids. But he plays the grandpa game to the limit, spoiling the young lad in every way, much to the disdain of next-door neighbor George Wilson, who pouts and growls that Dennis is really HIS grandson. The comic strip made its debut on March 12, 1951,  in 16 newspapers and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. He hates carrots and baths, loves root beer (especially with cookies or brownies), ketchup, sandwiches, water pistols, playing with other boys his age, mud puddles, camping, and Westerns (especially those starring Cowboy Bob, the comic's take on the Lone Ranger), and has occasionally been depicted wearing a cowboy costume. brings enjoyment to children of the area all year round and has served as a model for Dennis the Menace parks across the country.She keeps her small house clean and tidy, always fresh-smelling, the perfect oasis of comfort and joy when her husband arrives from the office to spend quality time with his son and take her off the hook. The hit network live action television series starring Jay North ran from 1959 to 1963 and still appears on stations around the country. He enlisted in the Navy and, as chief photography specialist, spent the next four years in Washington, D. Today the comic is distributed by King Features Syndicate to more than 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and is translated into 19 languages. Ketcham had half of the comic book rights purchased by Stan Lee and Marvel Comics, so they were able to produce a new series of Dennis the Menace comic books.