Beano 80th Anniversary Poster

Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

In the run up to the 80th anniversary of the Beano‘s debut in July 1938, I asked comic creators and fans of DC Thomson’s much-loved weekly humour comic (now produced by Beano Studios) who their favourite characters or strips were, and why? Did they have a favourite creator? And, perhaps most importantly – why doContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

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!

Have You Seen All The Twinkle Books?

DC Thomson’s weekly nursery comic Twinkle, “the picture paper specially for little girls”, was one of the great survivors of the British comics industry. Beginning with its first issue dated 27 January 1968, it ran for 1638 issues with the last one dated 5 June 1999, plus 34 annuals covered dated from 1970 to 2003, and a regularContinue reading Have You Seen All The Twinkle Books?

Wartime Beanos, rare Mickey Mouse art and more in latest Compalcomics auction

Rare wartime Beanos dominate many of the lots in the latest Compalcomics auction, which also includes lots of early TV Century 21s, art by Dudley Watkins, early Eagles and more, along with a healthy selection of US comics. The company’s successful team up with the saleroom.com continues to provide potential comic buyers with real time bidding, viewable online, asContinue reading Wartime Beanos, rare Mickey Mouse art and more in latest Compalcomics auction

The Dandy and The Beano - Classic Christmas Comic Covers 1937-1969

Celebrate Christmas Past with special Beano and Dandy Covers Book

Under licence from DC Thomson, auction site Phil’s Comics is offering a limited edition full colour hardback book, The Dandy and The Beano – Classic Christmas Comic Covers 1937-1969. The nook – limited to a 1000 print run – will be available from 4th November 2013. The Dandy and The Beano comics are British institutions evokingContinue reading Celebrate Christmas Past with special Beano and Dandy Covers Book