Former Beatle to guest in final edition
michael baggs
10:35 3rd December 2012

Paul McCartney is set to achieve a 'personal ambition' and make an appearance in an issue of The Dandy - the last issue ever to go to print.

When it was announced that the children's comic will only be available in an online capacity after December 12, McCartney decided to write a letter of appreciation to the creators of the title.

According to Contact Music, The Beatles legend wrote: "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."

He continued: "In 1963, when asked what my personal ambition was, I replied – to have my picture in The Dandy! I hope it's not too late!"

Almost 50 years later, The singer's wish has been granted and he will appear in a strip with the comic's most well-known character, Desperate Dan.

Paul McCartney performed with Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park in July 

Print Editor of 'The Dandy', Craig Graham, said: "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 is reportedly working on a new album to follow-up from his recent collection of cover songs, 'Kisses On The Bottom'. Mark Ronson and Adele producer, Paul Epworth are reported to be working on the record.

Below: more musicians as cartoon stars and in kids shows