The Beano Logo 2016

BBC Radio 4 Extra re-broadcasts Danny Wallace’s Beano documentary, “Menace to Society”

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 reached its 75th anniversary, currently back on the station’s web site, he looks at theContinue reading BBC Radio 4 Extra re-broadcasts Danny Wallace’s Beano documentary, “Menace to Society”

Beano Comic No 1 (1938) with Beano No 1 and No 2 Flyer 8 pg mini comic. Introducing Big Eggo, Lord Snooty, Little Peanut and Tin-Can Tommy

BBC Radio Scotland celebrates The Beano with new documentary

Following up on the documentary A Comic Celebration: The Dandy, BBC Radio Scotland has broadcast A Comic Celebration: The Beano in the run up to next week’s 80th anniversary of the comic’s launch on Tuesday 26th July 1938. The documentary reveals author and comedian is the guest editor of next week’s anniversary issue, on sale next Wednesday, whichContinue reading BBC Radio Scotland celebrates The Beano with new documentary

Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Ian Kennedy

A Broons Birthday Bash, Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses and more at Dundee Literary Festival

Although the Dundee Comics Day has been completely subsumed into the Dundee Literary Festival, there’s still a number of events of plenty of interest to comics fans this year when the event returns in October. The highlight for many will be not one but two Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses, offering live drawing and the chance to be guidedContinue reading A Broons Birthday Bash, Ian Kennedy Art Masterclasses and more at Dundee Literary Festival

Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail 2016 - Promo Image

Artists Wanted to help bring “Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail” to Dundee

A major art project inspired by the Sunday Post‘s “Oor Wullie” will take over Dundee next summer – and the project is still looking for artists to be involved. Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail is a major public arts event that will see the streets of Dundee and beyond come to life with a spectacle ofContinue reading Artists Wanted to help bring “Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail” to Dundee

The robot schoolboy Brassneck, one of the late David Torrie's favourite Dandy characters. Image © DC Thomson

In Memoriam: David Torrie

We’re sorry to report the passing of former Dandy editor and writer David  Lindsay Torrie, who died at the age of  73 on 16th May. Mr Torrie from The Dandy‘s publisher, DC Thomons in 2006 after 45 years’ service with the company, which as well as highly regarded work on its papers as well asContinue reading In Memoriam: David Torrie