Beano Issue 2396 SNIP

The Beano is now 81 – here’s a look back at the comic’s 50th birthday!

The Beano celebrated its 81st birthday recently, the first issue published with a cover date of 26th July 1938 – but that date isn’t it’s actual birthday, and neither are the cover dates for other British comics, either… Most would tend to go by the printed cover date when celebrating the birthday / launch ofContinue reading The Beano is now 81 – here’s a look back at the comic’s 50th birthday!

Race into Space Brooke Bond Card - Saturn V

Apollo 11 at 50: The Race to the Moon celebrated in British comics

50 years ago today, the three astronauts making up the crew of Apollo 11, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong were preparing for their launch on a Saturn V rocket from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral in FloridaContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The Race to the Moon celebrated in British comics

Dennis the Menace Screen Print by John Patrick Reynolds SNIP

John Patrick Reynolds offers new limited edition “Dennis the Menace” print

Screen printer John Patrick Reynolds is offering a new limited edition print of Dennis the Menace, based on an which first appeared in an edition of The Beano annual in the 1960s – and has inspired other similar illustrations of the character sinceContinue reading John Patrick Reynolds offers new limited edition “Dennis the Menace” print

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