Minnie the Minx character jug modeled by Simon Ward and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1996-1999. Minnie the Minx is one of the many colorful and classic characters from the amusing pages of Beano and Dandy comics. Created by Leo Baxendale, Minnie made her first appearance in Beano on December 19, 1953, and, to her dad's horror, she's been minxing ever since! Right from the start, the strip has made good use of the sheer novelty value of its star being a girl. Baxendale characterized Minnie not so much as a female Dennis, but as "an Amazonian warrior" who specialized in beating up boys, often dozens at a time! At the same time, though, there also is a subtlety in the relationship between Minnie and her father that could never exist between Dennis and his dad. Jim Petrie took over the strip from Baxendale in 1962 and went on to draw it for almost forty years. His trademarks included dogs peeping out of bushes, and characters licking their lips with multiple tongues. A cat, slingshot and apples form the handle of the jug.
Beano and Dandy Cartoon Series