New digital developments for The Beano ahead

Cover of The Beano’s 12th April 2014 issue © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2014


DC Thomson is to announce some major developments to expand the digital side of The Beano at Brand Licensing Europe in London next month (7th – 9th October).

Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and Minnie the Minx will lead the firm’s presentation slate this year, alongside Jackie magazine and Maw Broon’s Kitchen.

The Scottish publisher say it will be revealing many “innovative new developments” for The Beano, already available as a digital edition and which has a number of spin-off games. that will see Dennis the Menace and Gnasher expand in to the digital market.

DC Thomson Consumer Products is looking for new partners and brands to work with across its wide portfolio of magazines and comics, both in print and digital formats.

“It’s been a strong year at DC Thomsons, so we’re incredibly excited to update the industry on key developments and present our ambitions at this year’s show,” said Tim Collins, head of brands at DC Thomson.

“We will be using BLE as a platform to promote our unique dual position as a licensor of iconic publishing brands, as a third party licensee. It will be a great opportunity to showcase the real potential of our core portfolio and to discuss our plans for growth beyond the UK to new and existing partners.”

Source: LicensingBiz

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

2 thoughts on “New digital developments for The Beano ahead

  • September 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    What? They’re reviving Jackie as a digital mag? Interesting. I wonder if it’ll feature new strips?

    • September 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      I think it’s more likely that they’re going to use Jackie as a brand, as they have with “Ma Broon”. We’ll find out soon enough, though…

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