Dennis the Menace Screenprint by John Patrick Reynolds

Two Beano screenprint exhibitions announced as part of 80th anniversary celebrations

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 30 July, 1938 and it’s been published ever since – sometimes selling nearly two millionContinue reading Two Beano screenprint exhibitions announced as part of 80th anniversary celebrations

Minnie the Minx by Horace Panter

Beano characters go Pop! New artworks by Horace Panter revealed

A new collaboration between the Beano and The Specials’ bassist Horace Panter is about launch the likes of Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and Billy Whizz into the worlds of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Hockney. After yesterday’s news that Dennis was turning his hand to art, too, creating his own Kelpie-inspired statues, there seems to beContinue reading Beano characters go Pop! New artworks by Horace Panter revealed

Beano Emoji

Beano 80th Anniversary celebration plans revealed

A wide-ranging interview over at Licensing.biz with Ian Downes at Start Licensing has hinted at some major plans afoot to celebrate the Beano‘s latest milestone next year. As well as a raft of new tie-in products, a big live celebration of the British weekly humour comic’s long history is in the works. “Plans are beingContinue reading Beano 80th Anniversary celebration plans revealed

Fish and chips were to the flagship character from The Victor comic what bamboo shoots are to panda bears.

Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

Screen printer John Patrick Reynolds has some great images on offer from a variety of DC Thomson comic titles, including The Beano, The Dandy and Commando – but we thought we’d highlight his Alf Tupper prints, simply because they’ve left us hankering for fish and chips and it’s almost tea time! Known affectionately as “TheContinue reading Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

The new-look DC Thomson "Fun Factory", Meadowside Dundee. Photo courtesy John Patrick Reynolds

Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx take pride of place in revamped DC Thomson offices

Beano and Commando publisher DC Thomson is back in its original Meadowside home in Dundee, after a huge operation to move their publishing arm from the company’s Kingsway site that lasted several weeks – and Beano and Sunday Post comic art designs have been chosen to adorn the revamped “Fun Factory”. Over 600 staff – spanningContinue reading Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx take pride of place in revamped DC Thomson offices