Tommy Donbavand in 2012

In Memoriam: Comic writer, author, playwright Tommy Donbavand, creator of “Scream Street”, is gone

We’re very sorry to report that Tommy Donbavand, comic strip writer and award-winning author of the Scream Street series, Fangs Vampire Spy, Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, Home and My Teacher Ate My Brain, has lost his long battle with cancer. It’s news many of us had been expecting, but it makes it no more palatableContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic writer, author, playwright Tommy Donbavand, creator of “Scream Street”, is gone

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 Studios "Rubber Chicken" #Chickmas Window 2018

In Pictures: Merry Chickmas! Time for Beano Festive Fun on Fleet Street!

Beano Studios have unveiled a new window display at their Fleet Street office in London, featuring a choir of singing rubber chickens to delight the public during the holiday season. Inspired by the immense popularity of rubber chicken content on Beano.com, the bonkers display – the work of Produce UK and Beano artist Nigel ParkinsonContinue reading In Pictures: Merry Chickmas! Time for Beano Festive Fun on Fleet Street!

Art and Hue Beano - Montage

Beano goes pop with Art & Hue!

As part of the ongoing celebrations throughout 2018 to mark 80 years of Beano, Art & Hue has created a new collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by the iconic British comic. Art & Hue has delved into vintage issues to create 12 new stylish and minimal art prints featuring the much-loved comic-strip heroes,Continue reading Beano goes pop with Art & Hue!

This specially-made print of "Baby Basil Does His Bit" by Leo Baxendale is now on permanent display in the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Lakes International Comic Art Festival honours Leo Baxendale with unique print installation in Kendal

Honouring the acclaimed comics creator Leo Baxendale, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is has announced a specially-made print – “Baby Basil Does His Bit” – is now on permanent display in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre. The installation is a a permanent tribute to an extraordinary and influential creator who, sadly, died earlier this year. Leo donated theContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival honours Leo Baxendale with unique print installation in Kendal