Beano Power Award for climate activist Greta Thunberg

Beano Power Award - Greta Thunberg - art by Nigel ParkinsonThe Beano has gifted climate activist Greta Thunberg with a bespoke illustration to express thanks for all she has done for a cause that is so important to the Beano community.

The illustration, given to Greta in Bristol yesterday, where she was attending a school strike with College Green, was drawn by legendary Beano artist Nigel Parkinson, shows Greta protesting at Beano High School – surrounded by iconic comic characters including Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids.

Alongside the illustration Miss Thunberg was awarded the Beano Power Award after her climate protests were voted by Beano readers as the ‘Moment of the Year’ in 2019.

One in five children aged between five and nine have already attended their first march or protest about something they care about, and half of their parents are encouraging them to speak out as activists, according to a survey by Beano Studios.

Greta Thunberg is a climate and environmentalist activist whose campaigning has gained international recognition.

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Follow Greta Thunberg on Twitter @GretaThunberg

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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  1. “One in five children aged between five and nine have already attended their first march or protest about something they care about, and half of their parents are encouraging them to speak out as activists, according to a survey by Beano Studios”.

    The evidence? Which country/countries? How many marched or protested in China? I’ve an idea: make it illegal for any politician in any country anywhere to be older than – say – sixteen years old. After all, as I knew myself, teenagers KNOW EVERYTHING! That’s what I I thought until I grew up.

    • You appear to have answered your own question in the quoted text – “a survey by Beano Studios”. Perish the thought that young persons might care about the fate of the planet, though, eh? You’ve satisfied your own agenda with an attempted slight, singularly ignoring the concerns being raised. Concerns that were first raised during the Industrial Revolution but the rich, smug, and self satisfied ignored them then in favour of profit and put down then, too.

  2. Love this. What an excellent tribute from the Beano gang.

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