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The Dandy Relaunches Today with North East creation The Bogies leading the charge.
DC Thomson is to release a new look format and new characters for its long-running comic, The Dandy, which is great news for Gateshead based Oddco Ltd who are proud to say that their character creations The Bogies will be a Dandy main stay.
By: Kirsty McGregor
Craig Graham, editor-in-chief of The Dandy, commented: “The Dandy has constantly evolved over its 73-year history, but the brand new Dandy is the best and funniest it’s ever been. We’re providing something quite different to our competitors in terms of content, format and price-point that’s based on the unique Dandy heritage, exceptional British cartooning talent and that’s all backed up by compelling reader insight and market research.”
Part of that brilliant cartooning talent resides here in the North East. Oddco in house artist Nigel Auchterlounie is the man behind The Bogies comic strip which has been a Dandy favourite for the past year and comments: “The Bogies are a great set of characters with unlimited possibilities so I can really get creative, one week the Bogies may being playing in the Bogie World Cup and the next they are flying through space with Dr Goo. Many of the characters such as Splatman and Wayne Runny are already recognisable to the kids and which little boy cannot relate to stories about snots? For any cartoonist it is a dream to be a part of such a comic institution as The Dandy and I cannot wait to see how the new look comic is received by readers old and new”
The Bogies characters are based around the day dreams of a little boy called Alex. Like all little boys Alex is a nose picker – his finger acts as a key which unlocks the door to his vivid imagination. Whenever he picks his nose he is transported into his own imagination and into the upside down, crazy world of‘The Bogies’. A place where little green monsters run riot and take Alex on all types ofamazing adventures.
With over 100 characters and a FREE Bogies Green Team Club to join it is undoubtable that The Bogies are here to stay!.
To find out more about The Bogies, join The Green Team, buy Bogies merchandise, read the comics and enter special Bogie competitions visit the official Bogies website at www.thebogies.com
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Newcastle based OddCo Ltd. conceive, create, manufacture and market alternative collectable gifts.Team of artists,sculptors and creative thinkers.The OddCo Ltd. mission, is to bring fun and exciting gifts and collectables into the worldwide market.