Little Minxing! BRIT Awards nominees “Beano-fied” by artist Nigel Parkinson

Beano readers have predicted the winners of this year's Brit Awards and Nigel Parkinson has turned them into comic characters. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Beano readers have predicted the winners of this year’s Brit Awards and Nigel Parkinson has turned them into comic characters. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Kids have revealed their predictions for the winners of the BRIT Awards 2019 in new research by Beano.com – and Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson has Beano-fied some of the music stars, including George Ezra, Ariana Grande and Little Mix!

A poll on Beano.com of 1,500 children revealed that George Ezra, Anne-Marie and Little Mix are favourites to win some of the top awards at the prestigious music event taking place tomorrow, 20th February 2019 at The O2, London.

George Ezra. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

George Ezra. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

George Ezra leads the predictions as voted for by kids to take home two awards on the night. Over half (52%) named George as the winner of British Male Solo Artist over Sam Smith, Craig David and Giggs. A quarter of children (25%) voted for him to win British Single for his chart-topping song “Shotgun”, beating other hit-makers such as Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris.

Anne-Marie. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Anne-Marie. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Almost half of the kids polled (45%) chose “2002” and “FRIENDS” singer Anne-Marie as the artist to claim the 2019 award for British Female Solo Artist, beating competition from Lily Allen, Florence + the Machine, Jess Glynne and Jorja Smith.

Little Mix, Beano-fied! . Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Little Mix, Beano-fied! . Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

61% of kids expect Little Mix, who are performing on the night, to take home the BRIT award for British Group.

Ariana Grande. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Ariana Grande. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Ariana Grande, who is also currently Number 1 in the Official Charts for her track “7 Rings”, was selected as the likely recipient of the award for International Female Solo Artist by over half (58%) of the children polled; beating GRAMMY-award winning rapper Cardi B in the vote by over 20%.

Shawn Mendes. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Shawn Mendes. Art by Nigel Parkinson. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, who has been nominated for the first time, was voted by 48% of kids to win International Solo Artist over previous winners Drake and Eminem.

The predicted winners have all been treated to a special Beano makeover and reimagined as characters in the style of the comic by Beano artist Nigel Parkinson to celebrate the upcoming awards.

“Kids always have their fingers on the pulse,’ says Mike Stirling, Editorial Director of Beano Studios, said so who better to predict which artists will ultimately win a BRIT Award this year! And if for any reason these stars miss out on the night, at least they have their own very special Beano-fied portraits to comfort them”

To view the full gallery of the Beano-fied predicted BRIT Award winners visit Beano.com

• Nigel Parkinson has a blog here – nigelparkinsoncartoons.blogspot.com – and you can follow him on Twitter @NPBeanoArtist

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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