Former Beatle to guest in final edition
Ashley Clements

10:35 3rd December 2012

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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

  • Lady Gaga: Just recently recorded a cameo for the 23rd season finale of The Simpsons. Gaga is one of the latest to cameo in the cartoon in the episode 'Lisa Goes Gaga'

  • Kate Perry: Although the singer filmed a segment for an episode of Sesame Street, but the show's producers were said to be outraged at the 'sexual' nature of her cameo. Perry's video was pulled from the show, as it was deemed inappropriate for children.

  • Backstreet Boys: A lesser known music star appearence. The band starred in the cartoon Arthur, a world where animals live like humans. Yet still today we are unsure what animal Arthur was!

  • Alice Cooper: The heavy metal singer performed 'School's Out' in a graduation cap and gown on Sesame Street, surrounded by monsters, on the set of The Muppets.

  • Johnny Cash: The late country singer performed with Miss Piggy on the set of The Muppets Show, singing 'Riders in the Sky' on a fake radio broadcast.

  • Elton John: The Muppets Sam The Eagle was appalled at the pop stars outfit saying 'he dresses like a stolen car', as John appeared in episode 214, singing 'Crocodile Rock'.

  • Britney Spears: Starring in 'The Manson Family' episode of The Simpsons, the singer played herself back in 2000.

  • Jason Mraz: The singer appears on the 40th season of The Muppets, singing 'Outdoors', a parody of his hit 'I'm Yours'.

  • Jack Black: Back in 2009, the Tenacious D singer appeared on Sesame Street's 'Word Of The Day' segment, discussing octagons with Elmo.

  • Ringo Starr: Playing Marge Simpson's school girl crush, the former Beatle takes a shine to her art skills.

  • Michael Jackson: Playing the mentally confused character Leon Kompassky who swore he was Jackson himself, despite being 6 foot, overweight, white and in a psychiatric hospital.

  • The White Stripes: Starring in the Simpsons episode 'Jazzy and the Pussycats', the duo teach Bart the drums in a pardoy of 'The Hardest Button to Button'.

  • Justin Bieber: The Canadian star took a brutal beating at the hands of Family Guy's Peter Griffin after the animated dad caught the singer with his wife Lois. He also called him an 'acorn penis beauty' before punching him in the face.

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