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Dandy publisher: Going online is 'venture into unknown'

The Dandy sold two million copies each week in its peak
The Dandy sold two million copies each week in its peak Credit: DC THOMSON PUBLICITY

I appreciate it's almost a deliberately naive venture into the unknown for a publisher that's been cutting down trees for 75 years, squishing them flat and smearing ink all over them.

We're not super slick, we're not Silicon Valley, but what we are is some pretty talented animators and story tellers that are really excited about seeing if we can introduce these wonderful characters to another couple of generations._

– ELLIS WATSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DC THOMPSON**

More on this can be found on the ITV National site.

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The Dandy goes digital as last copy on sale today

The Dandy will only be available online after this last printed issue on sale today Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The final printed issue of the comic The Dandy goes on sale today. Its best known cartoon character Desperate Dan was created by an illustrator from the West Midlands.

It will now only be available online, after a recent drop in sales.

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