Den­nis and Gnasher build their very own kelpies

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Den­nis and Gnasher have added their own gi­ant sculp­tures next to The Kelpies in a spe­cial edi­tion comic strip.

The orig­i­nal car­toon was made as a gift for the struc­tures’ sculp­tor, Andy Scott, af­ter a visit to the site near Falkirk with fa­mous Beano artist David Suther­land.

Now an im­age of the 30-me­tre (98ft) horse-heads with the char­ac­ters next to them has been printed on a num­ber of items to co­in­cide with the 67th an­niver­sary of Den­nis’ first ap­pear­ance.

Mr Scott said: “Den­nis and Gnasher have brought smiles to the faces of gen­er­a­tions of young­sters, my­self in­cluded when I was a boy, and it’s a real plea­sure to see their unique sense of mis­chief so skill­fully brought to life with The Kelpies.”

The sculp­tures are found near Grange­mounth in the Falkrik Coun­cil area and are the largest pub­lic art­works in the UK.

Mr Suther­land, one of Beano’s most fa­mous and beloved artists, has been draw­ing The Bash Street Kids and Den­nis the Men­ace for more than 55 years.

He said: “I have long been an ad­mirer of Andy’s work.”

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