|Comic strip character(s) from The Beano|
|Stars in||Grandpa (1955-57, 1971-84)|
|Other contributors||Robert Nixon|
|Current/last artist||Steve Beckett|
|First appearance||Issue 608|
(30 July 1955)
|Also appeared in||The Beano Annual|
Grandpa was a British comic strip which originally appeared in the magazine The Beano from 1955 to 1957, drawn by Ken Reid. It was later revived from 1971 until 1984, but this time by Robert Nixon and afterwards Jimmy Glen.
Grandpa was first published in issue 680 of The Beano, dated 30 July 1955, drawn by Ken Reid. It was a gag-a-day comic about a mischievous old bearded man. Some of the stories involved his dad, an even older man with an even longer beard than him. Despite their advanced ages, they enjoyed a father-son relationship similar to that of Dennis the Menace and his dad; a typical story would be about Grandpa getting involved in some kind of mischief, being caught by his father and ending up getting a spanking. In a June 1956 strip, Grandpa was revealed to have been born in 1874, making his age 82. In 1957 the series was terminated.
Recently in The Beano, Grandpa briefly is a "Funsize Funnie" drawn by Steve Beckett.
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