My contributions to the final issue include a reprise of Robin Hood's Schooldays (which I first drew for the 2013 Dandy annual -- also on sale now), a Mr Meecher the Uncool Teacher mini-strip, plus...
Unlike Robin Hood's Schooldays, The Badd Lads and Billy Whizz, where I've tried to ghost the original artist's style, with Jack Silver I've made no attempt to draw like Bill Holroyd, and have drawn the strip in my own style. I wanted to do a gentle spoof of the original, and reinvent it with a wacky humour and a more cartoony style. It was a lot of fun.
There are tons of great strips, old and new, in there -- reportedly (I haven't actually seen a copy yet, reports are it's quite hard to get hold of -- so don't waste any time!)
The good news is, The Dandy is carrying on in digital form, boldly going where no comic with a 75 year history has been before -- and today also sees the launch of the new online Dandy. I'd take a day or two to soak up the final print issue and then check it out, if I were you, it seems a little buggy just now, but I'm sure they'll soon get it all running smoothly.
I'm working on a strip for that, too, as we speak. (Or rather, I should be, if I wasn't writing this)
The Dandy is dead! Long live the Dandy!