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Grimley Feendish from The Dandy

Grimley Feendish- the most hopeless crook in the world- actually began his life of crime in the pages of The Dandy during the '60s, but went on to feature into the early '70s too. Feendish was a curious character, half ghoul, half conventional crook, with a round bald head, fangs and always wearing a large black coat and muffler. He lived in a similarly bizarre household which included a slit-eyed sinister-looking blonde girl who spoke with a lisp, and a midget who towed his head around behind him on a trolley. Despite this comic-horror menage, Feendish's exploits were distinctly conventional and utterly botched attempts at theft, confidence trickery and other dishonest behaviour, in which he nearly always came off worst and berated himself for his ineptitude.

He finally disappeared from The Dandy c.1972, although The Damned's 1985 hit 'Grimley Fiendish' was inspired by him and pretty well sums him up in the lyrics!!


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Grimley Feendish from The Dandy Last post by www.doyouremember.co.uk
21 December 2011

Do You Remember Grimley Feendish from The Dandy?

Do You Remember Grimley Feendish from The Dandy?

  • Anonymous user
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    Grimly Feendish was another creation from the fertile mind of Leo Baxendale (The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Little Plum etc.) He left D.C.Thomson, being dissatisfied that artists were uncredited (who's ever heard of Davey Law, Ken Reid and the like, creators of all our childhood memories?) Try and find a copy of 'A Very Funny Business' (Leo's autobiog) for the full story. Highly recommended!
  • Anonymous user
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    Grimly Feendish was in Wham, Pow of Odhams, and Shiver & Shake and Cor!! of Fleetway, never DC Thomson's Dandy.