The advances of digital media are about to claim another printed media star- the Dandy.The publisher of one of the world’s longest running children’s comics, The Dandy, has confirmed plans to stop printing the title.
Desperate Dan publisher DC Thomson said the final print edition would not mark the end of characters like Desperate Dan.
DC Thomson said printing would end with a special edition released on the comic’s 75th anniversary on 4 December.
However, it said it had “exciting plans” in the pipeline to take the title in a different direction.
As well as issuing a special edition for the final print run, the comic will also include a reprint of the first edition of The Dandy.
DC Thomson’s Ellis Watson said the company wanted to ensure the comic would be popular with future generations.
Mr Watson explained: “We’re counting down 110 days until the big 75th anniversary bash and we’re working on some tremendously exciting things. Dan has certainly not eaten his last cow pie. All of The Dandy’s characters are just 110 days away from a new lease of life.”