Artist David Sutherland and friends. Image © DC Thomson

Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

The University of Dundee’s Phillip Vaughn chats to Beano artist David Sutherland in his latest Masters in Comics podcast. David, who often signs his work simply as “DS”, has been drawing “The Bash Street Kids” in The Beano since 1962. In addition to “Bash Street”, he was also the regular artist for “Biffo the Bear”Continue reading Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

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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 Comic No 1 (1938) with Beano No 1 and No 2 Flyer 8 pg mini comic. Introducing Big Eggo, Lord Snooty, Little Peanut and Tin-Can Tommy

Beano’s upcoming 80th birthday in July brings new merchandise, more event plans

With the Beano‘s 80th anniversary speeding ever closer (the first issue released in late July 1938, cover dated 30th July), Beano Studios is ramping up its event plans – and there’s a host of new merchandise on its way, too. We’ve already reported on how Dennis celebrated his first appearance by building his own Kelpie andContinue reading Beano’s upcoming 80th birthday in July brings new merchandise, more event plans

A special comic strip sees Dennis and Gnasher visit The Kelpies. Image © Beano Studios

Beano’s Dennis builds his own Kelpies to celebrate anniversary of his first appearance

Beano Studios has partnered with the iconic Scottish monument The Kelpies to launch a new product range featuring exclusive Dennis and Gnasher comic strip artwork by Beano artist David Sutherland, which will also help mark the anniversary of the character’s appearance in the comic. The original strip was made as a gift for the structures’ sculptor, AndyContinue reading Beano’s Dennis builds his own Kelpies to celebrate anniversary of his first appearance

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No Laughing Matter? Comic Writer Tommy Donbavand versus Cancer

Author and comics writer Tommy Donbavand was diagnosed with inoperable throat cancer in March 2016. In this interview, he talks about his novels and comics, writing a blog about his cancer and how our readers can help him… Matt Badham: How did you become a writer? I notice that you used to work in children’sContinue reading No Laughing Matter? Comic Writer Tommy Donbavand versus Cancer