Beano 3977 - Cover

New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

This week’s Beano (Issue 3977) is getting a limited distribution promotion, offering a bagged, free copy of the 2019 Beano Annual with purchase at participating WHSmith stores, which appear to be those at railway stations and airports. It got a good “box out” to grab attention in the comic section of stores such as theContinue reading New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

Beano 3972 Cover

Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!

The Bash Street Kids have been in Beano for 65 years, and this week’s issue of the brilliant humour comic offers an epic tale from Andy Fanton – and we’re delighted he had time for a quick chat about it – with art from Bash Street legend David Sutherland! Not only did Andy write a greatContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!

Matthew McKenna as Bananaman. Photo: Claire Bilyard

Opening this week: Bananaman – The Musical!

Never mind Star Wars: The Last Jedi. the premiere of the month has to be the much-anticipated Bananaman – The Musical, which opens at London’s Southwark Playhouse this Friday (15th December 2017). We’ve covered the show’s production path on downthetubes, but now the show is finally here and, whenever you first encountered the world’s daftestContinue reading Opening this week: Bananaman – The Musical!

Chris Rose - Beano Studios director of development and production

Beano Studios ramps up TV and film team with new hire from Australia’s ABC network

Could the long-trumpeted Bananaman movie have moved a step closer? Beano Studios announced the hiring of Chris Rose as their director of development and production last week, coming to the company from his role as Commissioning Editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Working with Beano Studios CEO, Emma Scott, Beano Studios says Rose will leadContinue reading Beano Studios ramps up TV and film team with new hire from Australia’s ABC network

Bananaman Bedding

Go Bananas at Bedtime with Bananaman! Plus, Musical News…

Move over, Superman! The Beano‘s Bananaman is chasing you for cult status and a place in every fans living space, with new Bananaman bedding and cushions now available through Asda. Produced by Bravado, we’re sure this comic development will be of interest to downthetubes readers looking for a Beano-related gift for their children (or themselves or their pet monkey,Continue reading Go Bananas at Bedtime with Bananaman! Plus, Musical News…