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New Dennis the Menace book on the way from Cavan Scott and Nigel Parkinson

Dennis the Menace and the Golden Catapult

Cavan Scott – whose credits include Doctor Who, The Beano, Judge Dredd, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Warhammer 40,000 and more, as well as his own novels and short stories – has  written Dennis the Menace and Gnasher: The Golden Catapult for Puffin Books, to be released 1st October 2015.

Drawn by regular Dennis the Menace artist Nigel Parkinson, when Dennis, Gnasher and the rest of the infamous Menace Squad find out about a rare and legendary artefact, they set off on an amazing adventure to track it down. Only the most menacey Menace will get to it first…

The Golden Catapult is a bit different,” says Cavan. “It’s part novel, part comic, part puzzle, and stars loads of Beanotown favourites including Dennis, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, Calamity James and the Bash Street Kids.”

This release is one of a number of Puffin Books Dennis the Menace titles, with The Diary of Dennis the Menace: Menace It Yourself!, an ongoing series, released last month and Canine Carnage out in July.

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The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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