Foxes class from Castlewood Primary in Horsham, West Sussex have today been revealed as the winners of Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class national joke competition

Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class Revealed after nationwide joke challenge

Foxes class from Castlewood Primary in Horsham, West Sussex have today been revealed as the winners of Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class national joke competition. Their joke, “At the bank a lady asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over” received over a third of the final 7.4 million votes on Beano.com, crowningContinue reading Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class Revealed after nationwide joke challenge

Smash comic #8 - 26 Mar 1966 ODHAMS PRESS REFERENCE COPY

eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

Nestling among hundreds of comic lots currently on offer from online eBay auctioneer Phil Comics is a copy of SMASH Issue 8, cover dated 26th March 1966, that some collectors might turn their noses up, because each strip inside has been obscured in places by a sticker. But these are no ordinary stickers, because thisContinue reading eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

The Beano’s Dennis and Gnasher by Sleek

“Nothing But Trouble” Limited Edition Prints by Sleek celebrate Beano, Oor Wullie

Sleek is a young, classically trained artist who found his distinctive style by connecting street art together with pop art, creating a fresh new fusion genre – and has just released a range of limited edition Beano and Oor Wullie-inspired printsContinue reading “Nothing But Trouble” Limited Edition Prints by Sleek celebrate Beano, Oor Wullie

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 characters - art by Nigel Parkinson

Beano heads to Comics Salopia in June

  Dundee-based comics publisher DC Thomson and Beano Studios are adept at promoting Beano in the national media, the result a steady growth in sale over the past few years. They’ve run some high profile promotional events too, at the South Bank in London, for example, and St. Pancreas station, too, for example, and theirContinue reading Beano heads to Comics Salopia in June