Celebrate 70 years of Comic Mayhem!

Ken Harrison has provided this great illustration for the forthcoming Beano and Dandy exhibition at the Cartoon Muesum in London.

While some of the characters featured will be familar to today’s readers of The Beano and Dandy Ken has also included a few that may have faded from memory. Test yourself! See how many you can identify.

The exhibition runs from 30th July until 2nd November 2008. Opening times are 10:30-17:30 (Tue-Sat) and 12:00-17:30 (Sun). Closed Mondays.

Entrance prices are £4 adults, £3 for concessons and free to Under-18s and students.
The Cartoon Musuem can be found at 35 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH

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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