Beano 4000 - Cover Dated 4th September 2019 SNIP

The Future’s Beano!

Congratulations to Britain’s longest running comic, Beano, which has reached No. 4000 – on sale at retailers today (Wednesday 28th August). Offering a collectible cover featuring a specially designed, eye-catching red foil logo and an extended storyline set in the year 4000 where Dennis has to save Beanotown from grown-ups, this landmark issue includes itsContinue reading The Future’s Beano!

A montage of Leo Baxendale's work, including part of his self portrait

From the Archives: Last Words from Leo – An Interview with Leo Baxendale

First published in October 2017 on the inexplicably and ruthlessly pruned Forbidden Planet International blog, an act of cultural barbarism about which Forbidden Planet (Scotland) Ltd has yet to reverse, we are delighted to republish, as first published and with the permission of author Pádraig Ó Méalóid,  comic creator Leo Baxendale’s last-ever interview, discussing hisContinue reading From the Archives: Last Words from Leo – An Interview with Leo Baxendale

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!