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The Bash Street Dogs
Characters from The Beano
Bash Street Pups.jpg
The Bash Street pups, illustrated by Lew Stringer.
Publication information
Stars ofPup Parade (1967–1989, 2003, 2011, 2020)
Author(s)Uncred
Illustrator(s)
First appearance
  • Issue 1326
  • (16 January 1967)
Last appearanceIssue 4030
(8 April 2020)
Group timelineIssues 1326 – 2401, 3162 – 3204, 3660 – ??, ?? – 4024, 4030
Characters
Type of groupFriends and neighbours
Members of groupBones, Blotty, Enry, Manfrid, Peeps, Pug, Sniffy, Tubby, Wiggy
AlliesThe Bash Street Kids
EnemiesFusso, Spots, Lash, Thiky, Piggy, Baldy, Soffo, Proudon, Markus
Also appeared in
The Beano
  • The Beano Annual 1970–??, 2012
  • The Beano Summer Special 1968–1988
  • Beano Comic Library (issue 66)
DC Thomson works
  • The Topper (issue 1876–end)
  • The Beezer and Topper (issue #1 – year 1992)
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Pup Parade is a British comic strip that features in the comic magazine The Beano. It is a spin-off to The Bash Street Kids, following the lives of their dogs, and appeared in several issues for over two decades. The comic strip has been rebooted frequently, from the comic magazine it debuted in, to other comic magazines created and owned by DC Thomson.

Synopsis[]

The Bash Street Kids' anthropomorphic dogs live in an alleyway and have many misadventures. They look for food, play games with each other and their owners, and meet other animals.

Publication history[]

Original run[]

Pup Parade made its first appearance in issue 1326, illustrated by Gordon Bell.[24] The original run finished in issue 2401.[25] The strip returned with a new series from issue 3162 to 3204.[26][27]

From June 2011, reprints appeared in The Beano, and then replaced by new stories, illustrated by Nigel Parkinson. Short strips featured in Funsize Funnies,[28] but Lew Stringer became the new author and illustrator after 2014.

Subsequent appearances[]

The Beano[]

As of September 2021, the comic strip's last appearance in The Beano was issue 4030,[29] but Pup Parade has appeared in other part of the Beano franchise.

The Pup Parade also made a return in the Bash Street Kids Annual 2008. They appeared again in a talent contest in the 2012 Beano Annual, which Sniffy won. This strip was titled as The Bash Street Dogs and was drawn by Nigel Parkinson.

DC Thomson[]

They then moved to The Topper in January 1989,[30] still drawn by Bell which they stayed for the rest of the comic's life, surviving the merge with The Beezer and stayed on with the newly renamed comic Beezer and Topper until 1992.

Characters[]

The pups were:

Their sworn enemies are dubbed the Blob Street Dogs:[citation needed]

Cuthbert Cringeworthy has a King Charles Spaniel called Cringley, but he rarely features in the strip.

Other sparring partners were the Bash Street Cats, who appeared in a summer special and in the Beano Book 1972. The Bash Street Kids also owned fish in the same issue.

Continuing the kids' anthropomorphosis into nature, the Bash Street Birds completed the set. They appeared in at least one annual and made fleeting appearances elsewhere.

References[]

  1. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1968. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. June 1968. p. 14.
  2. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1969. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. June 1969. p. 23.
  3. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1970. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. September 1969.
  4. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1970. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. June 1970. p. 23.
  5. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1971. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. September 1970. pp. 47, 81, 111.
  6. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1971. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. June 1971. p. 18.
  7. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1972. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1971.
  8. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1972. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1972. p. 12.
  9. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1973. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1972. pp. 25, 83.
  10. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1973. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1973. pp. 2, 14, 31.
  11. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1974. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1973. pp. 36, 95.
  12. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1974. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1974. p. 20.
  13. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1975. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1974.
  14. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1975. p. 31.
  15. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1976. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1975. p. 63, 125.
  16. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1976. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1976. p. 14.
  17. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1977. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1976. p. 17, 132.
  18. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1977. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1977. pp. 6, 20.
  19. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1978. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1977. pp. 17, 37, 55, 85, 101, 117, 129.
  20. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1978. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1978. p. 4.
  21. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1979. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1978. pp. 59, 109.
  22. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Summer Special 1979. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1979. p. 29.
  23. ^ Pup Parade. The Beano Book 1980. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1979. pp. 85, 113.
  24. ^ Cramond, Harold, ed. (16 December 1967). "Pup Parade". The Beano. No. 1326. Illustrated by Gordon Bell. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
  25. ^ Kerr, Euan, ed. (23 July 1988). "Pup Parade". The Beano. No. 2401. Illustrated by. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
  26. ^ Kerr, Euan, ed. (22 February 2003). "Pup Parade". The Beano. No. 3162. Illustrated by Gordon Bell. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
  27. ^ Kerr, Euan, ed. (13 December 2003). "Pup Parade". The Beano. No. 3204. Illustrated by Gordon Bell. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
  28. ^ "Pup Parade". No. 3660. Illustrated by Nigel Auchterlounie. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)CS1 maint: others (link)
  29. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (11 April 2020). "Pup Parade". Beano. No. 4030. Illustrated by Lew Stringer. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
  30. ^ "Pup Parade". The Topper. No. 1876. Illustrated by Gordon Bell. D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 14 January 1989.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: others (link)