In Pictures – The Beano, A Manual for Mischief Exhibition at the V&A

The Beano - A Manual for Mischief - Victoria and Albert Museum 2018

Photo: Richard Sheaf

Beano fans are surely spoilt for choice at the moment, not only has the McManus Gallery in Dundee been taken over by them, and the gallery re-branded as the McMenace, but a small corner of London has also been given over by the comic.

Running until 12th August 2018, as we’ve previously reported, The Beano – A Manual for Mischief is at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The display illustrates the processes and development of Beano characters with artwork from publisher DC Thomson’s archives.

The Beano - A Manual for Mischief - Victoria and Albert Museum 2018

Photo: Richard Sheaf

The Beano - A Manual for Mischief - Victoria and Albert Museum 2018

Photo: Richard Sheaf

The Beano - A Manual for Mischief - Victoria and Albert Museum 2018

Photo: Richard Sheaf

The Beano - A Manual for Mischief - Victoria and Albert Museum 2018

Photo: Richard Sheaf

Comics writer and editor Danny Pearson discovers one of his “Roger the Dodger” strips, drawn by Barry Appleby, in the V&A exhibition. Photo courtesy Danny Pearson

Comics writer and editor Danny Pearson discovers one of his “Roger the Dodger” strips, drawn by Barry Appleby, in the V&A exhibition. Photo courtesy Danny Pearson

Plans for the V&A tie-in were also reported here on downthetubes last year, after the Daily Mail went mental over the idea of “farting statues” and it was suggested the exhibition was actually destined for the new V&A in Dundee.

• Beano: A Manual for Mischief 10.00 – 17.00 until Sunday 12th August 2018 V&A, NAL Library Landing – Free event | More information here online

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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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