The new touchy feely, PC, Dennis as seen in the first Beano of 2018 - smashing two windows, scarring a gull, breaking a bird bath, chopping the heads roses and decapitating a gnome in one picture!

Beano creators hit back at media sniping as comic hits 80, buoyed by success of new “Dennis and Gnasher” TV show

Just after Christmas, perhaps because they’d been drinking too much mulled wine while reading this year’s top-selling Beano annual, some of Britain’s national media got into one of its occasional “comics aren’t what they used to be” funks. Specifically, with coverage of the new Dennis and Gnasher TV series – and what they claimed, wrongly,Continue reading Beano creators hit back at media sniping as comic hits 80, buoyed by success of new “Dennis and Gnasher” TV show

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That Was the Comics Week That Was: Avengers, Thor, a splash of 2000AD artistry and girls comics, too!

It’s been a busy week! Here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond. Have a great weekend! • Marvel Entertainment debuted a lot of concept art and new posters for upcoming movies over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con: Ant-Man and The Wasp (debuting 6th July 2018); Thor: Ragnarok (along with a new trailerContinue reading That Was the Comics Week That Was: Avengers, Thor, a splash of 2000AD artistry and girls comics, too!

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Beano named as theme for library-based 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Beano Studios is continuing to ramp up activity surrounding the comic’s 80th anniversary next year, and Beano has been named the creative theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised by the Reading Agency and run in partnership with the UK public library network, has taken place annually since 1999, aimsContinue reading Beano named as theme for library-based 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

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New Beano collaborations planned as the British weekly humour comic ramps up for its 80th anniversary in 2018

Beantown is reeling after Minnie the Minx was elected school president – and you can just imagine the mayhem that ensues in this week’s edition of Beano – and in the real world, Beano Studios is promising lots more japery for Britain’s top humour comic and characters. A number of new collaborations with cultural icons areContinue reading New Beano collaborations planned as the British weekly humour comic ramps up for its 80th anniversary in 2018

Chris Rose - Beano Studios director of development and production

Beano Studios ramps up TV and film team with new hire from Australia’s ABC network

Could the long-trumpeted Bananaman movie have moved a step closer? Beano Studios announced the hiring of Chris Rose as their director of development and production last week, coming to the company from his role as Commissioning Editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Working with Beano Studios CEO, Emma Scott, Beano Studios says Rose will leadContinue reading Beano Studios ramps up TV and film team with new hire from Australia’s ABC network