Malta Comic Con 2018 - Laura Howell

Beano artist Laura Howell joins huge Malta Comic Con 2018 guest line-up

Wicked Comics have announced another wave of guests for Malta Comic Con 2018 next month, who work either with independent publishers or with renowned publishing houses from around the world, including the Beano‘s “Minnie the Minx” artist Laura Howell. Laura should need no introduction to most downthetubes readers. In 2006, she became the first female artistContinue reading Beano artist Laura Howell joins huge Malta Comic Con 2018 guest line-up

"The Minnie Lisa by Duh Vinci", a celebratory parody of Da Vinci by Emily McGorman-Bruce via Beano Studios; Minnie the Minx created originally by Leo Baxendale © DC Thomson

Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

Bonnie Dundee, long home to DC Thomson who have provided generations of readers with their comics fix, has been running the Bash Street’s Back exhibition at the McManus Gallery, “a fun and rebellious look at the Beano at 80” – and it’s proved a big hit, and generated record-breaking visitor numbers for a UK comics-relatedContinue reading Beano exhibition breaks records for attendance

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“65 Years of Minnie the Minx” Beano Bookazine Special available now!

Celebrate 65 years of Beano star Minnie the Minx with a 68 page special, available now from UK newsagents, or direct from DC Thomson. We trailed this new bookazine back in August: it covers everything from the story of her creation in 1953, to the artists who have illustrated her adventures (including current artist Laura Howell), andContinue reading “65 Years of Minnie the Minx” Beano Bookazine Special available now!

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BBC Radio 4 Extra re-broadcasts Danny Wallace’s Beano documentary, “Menace to Society”

Author and broadcaster Danny Wallace is a lifelong Beano fan who grew up in Dundee, the home of the comic – and The Dandy, too, and in a BBC Radio 4 Extra programme Menace to Society, first broadcast when the comic reached its 75th anniversary, currently back on the station’s web site, he looks at theContinue reading BBC Radio 4 Extra re-broadcasts Danny Wallace’s Beano documentary, “Menace to Society”

Beano has achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) title at the opening of the new V&A Dundee, launching the world’s largest competition to finish a unique comic strip. Image: DC Thomson

Beano gains Guinness World Record for Finish the Comic Strip” competition

Beano has achieved a new Guinness World Records title at the opening of the new V&A Dundee, launching the world’s largest competition to finish a unique comic strip. The iconic British children’s entertainment brand received an excess of 650 entrants at yesterday’s 3D Festival, to achieve the GWR title for largest “Finish the Comic Strip”Continue reading Beano gains Guinness World Record for Finish the Comic Strip” competition