Marcus the Menace Interview


No, Marcus Hamilton is not really a menace to anyone or anything,
except to his daily Dennis the Menace deadline.

Earlier this year Charlotte Magazine interviewed the local celebrity.

CM: Where do you get your daily inspiration for drawing ‘Dennis?’

MH: Mr. Ketcham told me you’re not just an artist. You are the photographer, the director, and these characters are your actors. You never run out of fresh ideas if you’re the director. You’ve got to see it from every angle, then decide which angle works best. He also said, ‘I want you to have fun drawing Dennis, because if you’re having fun, it will show in your work.’ That stays in the back of my head after drawing for 25 years, over 7,000 panels.