MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) - Dennis the Menace Illustrator Marcus Hamilton recently visited the WBTV studio to talk to us about how he got started drawing Dennis the Menace and to talk about why he likes drawing Christmas scenes so much.
"Dennis has a lot of respect and love for Santa Claus and he's probably thinking you know, when I grow up, I'd like to be Santa Claus," says Marcus Hamilton, Illustrator of the Monday through Saturday Dennis the Menace panels.
"It's just fun. I really enjoy the Christmas thing. I put more into the Christmas daily panels than the whole rest of the year," says Hamilton.
How Hamilton became a Dennis the Menace illustrator is quite a tale. He actually began his career at WBTV in 1965 in the art department. He was later a freelance illustrator for 21 years. Then Hamilton says computer graphics put him out of the illustration business.