Happy Birthday Beano: The Dandy’s Better!

One last word from the Happy Birthday Beano exhibition in the Lamb Gallery in Dundee.

One of the first things you see on entering the exhibition gallery from the stairway is a comments book for the exhibition and it has been well used in the two weeks since the exhibition’s opening.

As would be expected there are many positive comments in the book about the exhibition and about The Beano in general. The most striking is this one simply stating “THE BEANO IS THE BEST”.

I wonder if former Dandy editors Morris Heggie and Dave Torrie got a chance to look at the comments book when they were at the birthday event on Wednesday because if they had turned the page I’m sure they would have smiled at seeing this –


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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