Paul McCartney will appear in comic The Dandy, decades after the music legend expressed a lifelong wish to be featured therein.
McCartney’s appearance in the comic comes nearly 50 years after he discussed his love of The Dandy in a 1963 interview. Back then, Paul told NME that despite worldwide fame and fortune, his one dream was a guest spot in the comic.
McCartney got his wish to be in the comic after the Beatle learned that the print edition of the title, which has been in publication since 1937, was giving way to an all-digital future.
McCartney explains that he restated his wish to be in The Dandy when he heard the news, saying:
“The Dandy was a favourite comic of mine when growing up in Liverpool and each week I would look forward to the exploits of Desperate Dan and his other comic book colleagues. I feel a little sadness that I see its final issue is appearing in December … In 1963, in the NME, when asked what my personal ambition was, I replied – to have my picture in The Dandy! I hope it’s not too late!”
The Dandyprint editor Craig Graham confirmed McCartney’s cameo in the comic, and commented:
“When the decision was taken to stop printing The Dandy and take it online earlier this year, it really was a case of now or never. Sir Paul wrote a lovely letter to us, wishing The Dandy well and hoping it wasn’t too late to make an appearance. How could we refuse?”
McCartney will appear in the comic in the final issue, on sale tomorrow.