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The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

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 the world of comic collecting but also not amongst the general population. Many of itsContinue reading The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

Dennis and Gnasher, after David Hockney, by Horace Panter

Horace Panter’s Beano Pop Art exhibition heads to York

After its debut at the Beano Studios in London last month, Beano-inspired pop art created by The Specials’ bassist Horace Panter is heading to York, and will be on display at the According To McGee gallery in Tower Street from 19th May 2018. “I’ve been working with According To McGee for a number of years now andContinue reading Horace Panter’s Beano Pop Art exhibition heads to York

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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!

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Heckling Hitler: World War Two in Cartoons and Comics at the Cartoon Museum

  It is difficult for those of us living in the 21st century to realise the impact of cartoon art 70 years ago. To a news-hungry public, anxious about world affairs facing possible invasion, the radio was a lifeline, but it was the topical cartoon with its immediacy and universal accessibility – even to theContinue reading Heckling Hitler: World War Two in Cartoons and Comics at the Cartoon Museum

It's Dennis versus Minnie in the The Beano's Read Nose Day Special. Art by Nigel Parkinson.

The Beano celebrates Red Nose Day with special cover

    The Beano will be celebrating Red Nose Day this week with a red and gold pop art inspired cover, which features Dennis the Menace’s many faces (and noses) to encourage readers to support Red Nose Day’s ‘make your face funny for money’ campaign. The special issue of The Beano goes on sale Wednesday 11thContinue reading The Beano celebrates Red Nose Day with special cover