was a comic strip appearing in the British comic The Beano
, drawn by John Geering
. The title character described himself as 'the scruffiest boy in town and proud of it', relishing any opportunity to get filthy. His main rival was the snooty Percival Primm. Smudge made his first appearance in the Beano on 19th April 1980.
There was also another character, a girl, of the same name in the 1940s Dandy. The two characters appeared alongside each other for comparison in the Side By Side 60 Years book.