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Remembering Leo Baxendale, Creator of Minnie The Minx & The Bash St Kids

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Barry Polanco
Apr 27, 2017 15:00
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A part of our childhoods has died with the news that Leo Baxendale, creator of the Bash St Kids and Minnie The Minx, has completed the last panel of his life.

The news was broken by Beano artist Kev Sutherland on Facebook:

You might not know Baxendale's name, but if you ever read British comics, you know his work.

Baxendale was 86, and first discovered comics in the 1930s when "an older boy rushed up to me and shoved the first issue of the Beano into my hands."

If you're less of an oldster than me, you might remember Minnie – real name Hermione Makepeace – from the animated 'toons.

But personally I never got on board with them, because the Peppa Pig-like voice is all wrong for those of us who grew up voicing her speech bubbles in our own heads.

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