We get a kick outa being flattered!

Back in 1986, some years after first becoming a fan of the character as a child, Dale Lund wrote a letter of thanks to Hank Ketcham, the cartoonist responsible for originally creating, drawing, and writing the Dennis the Menace cartoon strip. This charming, illustrated note was Dennis’ reply.

Transcript follows. Image courtest of Dale Lund.

Image: Dale Lund



Dear Uncle Dale-

My Dad can’t believe all those nice things you said about him. Me neither…but we both send along our thanks. We get a kick outa being flattered!

xxx Dennis

…and Hank Ketcham