The first issue of The Dandy was published a little over 70 years ago, cover-dated 4 December 1937. To mark the anniversary, publisher DC Thomson has provided UK newspaper The Independent with a history in comics form of The Dandy and its younger sibling, The Beano.
I couldn’t find this on The Indy’s web-site, so here are scans. Click to enlarge, of course.
It’s good to see that Dudley D Watkins, Davey Law, Leo Baxendale and Ken Reid (and The Dandy’s first editor, Albert Barnes, for that matter), are all credited. It’s a pity, though, that the people who wrote and drew this particular strip are left anonymous.
Update, 11 December Lew Stringer identifies the artist on the anniversary strip as Ken Harrison.