Pansy Potter

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Pansy Potter The Strongman's Daughter was a comic strip in The Beano, featuring Pansy Potter, a really strong girl. First appearing in the issue dated 17 December 1938. Around 1949 Jimmy Clark took up drawing the strip, and it became known as Pansy Potter in Wonderland. As the name suggested, Pansy Potter no longer lived in what we can safely call Beanotown, but instead was living in this fantasy world called Wonderland which was also home to Humpty Dumpty and other nursery rhyme Characters. The character was later revived and reappeared in the first issue of Sparky, dated 23 January 1965. The strip was originally drawn in the Beano by Hugh McNeill, but Bill Hill, John Geering and Evi De Bono drew the Sparky revival. During the war years, a number of different artists with their own distinct styles drew the strip. The strip also returned to The Beano in the early 1990s (1989-1993), drawn by Barry Glennard. The title is a rhyming couplet when read in the Scottish accent of the Beano's Dundee home town.

In 2012 Pansy returned to The Beano in the Funsize Funnies section, drawn by Nigel Parkinson. She returned for a second run later on, where she was drawn and written by Kev F. Sutherland.

Pansy Potter was also a character in A Horseman Riding By, played by Karin Foley in her younger days.