Beano 70th Anniversary Exhibition

After their successful Comics Day as part of the Dundee Literary Festival, Dundee University will be hosting Happy Birthday Beano which is described as the official 70th anniversary exhibition for the comic. In association with the Beano’s publishers, DC Thomson, the exhibition will feature original artwork and memorabilia never before seen in public, including characters from Lord Snooty and Little Plum to the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the Menace.

The exhibition will take place in the Lamb Gallery which is located in the University’s Tower Building on Dundee’s Nethergate. It runs from 18 July to 20 September 2008 and is open from 9:30am to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am to Noon on Saturdays. Admission is free.

There are more details at the university website.

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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