Meet Dinah Mo, the Dandy’s eco-warrior!

We previously highlighted the impending arrival of the Beano Summer Activity Special 2024 and The Dandy Summer Special in your local newsagents and supermarkets, both out on 15th May – and now we can report the debut of an all-new version of Dinah Mo in the new Dandy publication.

The new Dinah Mo is very different character to the original Dinah Mo, initially called “Dinah Mite” in her early strips in the 1970s, a boisterous girl who always landed in trouble. Today, Dinah Mo, aka Dinah Modose, is an inventive eco warrior who tries to put things right, created by the DC Thomson staff, who then assigned Lew Stringer to write and draw the stories. 

The new "Dinah Mo" who appears in The Dandy Summer Special 2024, written and drawn by Lew Stringer
The new “Dinah Mo” who appears in The Dandy Summer Special 2024, written and drawn by Lew Stringer

“Obviously the key is to be entertaining rather than preachy about environmental issues so the usual Dandy fun will still be to the forefront!” Lew says, revealing his involvement on his own blog.

After the new Dinah Mo makes her debut in a two-page story in The Dandy Summer Special 2024, alongside some other new characters, too, she’ll also appear in four new stories in The Dandy Annual 2025, out on 12th August.

“I’m currently plotting three Dinah Mo stories for The Dandy Annual 2026, to be published in Autumn 2025!” Lew also teases.

The Dandy Summer Special is scheduled for release on 15th May, on the same day as Beano Summer Activity Special 2024. You can see a preview of page one of the first “Dinah Mo’ story over at the DC Thomson online shop, where you can also pre-order the upcoming special direct from the publisher.

When not writing and drawing new strips for The Dandy, Lew is also creating “Daft Dimension” for Doctor Who Magazine (the latest very funny indeed!), and “Sgt. Shouty” for The77. He recently released a digital collection of Tough Guy and Scruffy No.1, characters that first appeared in the 1990s – more detaisl on how to get a copy of that here.

Coming Soon…

• Pre-order Beano Summer Activity Special 2024 from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

• Lew Stringer is online at

• Pre-order The Dandy Summer Special 2024 from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

 Pre-order Beano Presents: The Bash Street Kids from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

BEANO and The Dandy and respective characters © DC Thomson Media

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