The "Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day" strip for The Beano on sale Wednesday 5th December 2018. Script by Nigel Auchterlounie, art by Nigel Parkinson

Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week

Ahead of the much-anticipated Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December, the Beano‘s Dennis has changed his iconic striped jumper in support of the charitable event. This week’s issue of the Beano comic encourages fans to don a festive knit for a great cause, as character Dennis swaps his infamous jumper whichContinue reading Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week

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“65 Years of Minnie the Minx” Beano Bookazine Special available now!

Celebrate 65 years of Beano star Minnie the Minx with a 68 page special, available now from UK newsagents, or direct from DC Thomson. We trailed this new bookazine back in August: it covers everything from the story of her creation in 1953, to the artists who have illustrated her adventures (including current artist Laura Howell), andContinue reading “65 Years of Minnie the Minx” Beano Bookazine Special available now!

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New bookazine celebrates Minnie the Minx at 65!

DC Thomson is celebrating 65 years of the Beano‘s Minnie the Minx with a new 68 page special, Minnie – 65 Years of Minxing. The bookazine format title, which will be released in October, covers everything, from the story of Minnie’s creation in 1953, to the artists who have illustrated her adventures, and finally to her rise to BeanoContinue reading New bookazine celebrates Minnie the Minx at 65!

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Who will be cast as Minnie the Minx in new live-action show?

Who will be cast as Minnie The Minx? That’s the question many Beano fans are asking, some wondering if this week’s anniversary celebrations will be accompanied by more news about the announced live-action TV show from Lime Pictures, in partnership with Beano Studios. Beano Studios had been dropping hints about The Magnificent Misadventures of Minnie forContinue reading Who will be cast as Minnie the Minx in new live-action show?

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Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

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, and why? Did they have a favourite creator? And, perhaps most importantly – why doContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved