Some very rare humour comic printing plates are coming up for auction
Dennis the Menace
Beano Studios looks to reimagine DC Thomson comic character archive for TV, reportedly leading with teenage Dennis the Menace live action series
Could more DC Thomson Media-owned characters be heading to the small screen?
Yes, the Beano’s still going. Incredibly, some people apparently do not know this. Tell them!
Expect to see more Beano products on sale this year
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 Florida
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… Read More ›
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,… Read More ›
As the Beano closes in on its 80th birthday, comics auctioneer Phil Shrimpton of Phil Comics looks back at some the weekly humour comic’s achievements and its continued success today… The Beano comic needs very little introduction, certainly not in… Read More ›
We were very saddened to hear the news recently that British comic artist James (Jimmy) Hansen, perhaps best known for his work on the Beano’s “Dennis the Menace” strip, passed away last month, on Tuesday 19th June. (News broke of… Read More ›
Britain’s favourite comic, The Beano, celebrates its eightieth birthday this summer and Comic Art, run by screen printer John Patrick Reynolds, will be marking the event with two major exhibitions of Beano screenprints. The Beano‘s first edition was published on… Read More ›