Created in 1938 and published by DC Thomson in Dundee, Scotland, Beano is the world’s longest-running weekly comic.
Dennis first appeared in Beano in 1951. Very early strips show him wearing a shirt and tie (the horror!) but within a few weeks he discarded those in favour of his iconic red and black striped jumper.
Dennis shares this colour scheme with many Beano favourites, including Biffo the Bear, Minnie the Minx and Roger the Dodger. This is because prior to 1993 the inside pages of Beano were printed in monochrome, with occasional use of a second accent ink. As red was the most effective accent colour, it was decided Dennis's jumper had to be red and black!
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