Matthew McKenna as Bananaman. Photo: Claire Bilyard

Opening this week: Bananaman – The Musical!

Never mind Star Wars: The Last Jedi. the premiere of the month has to be the much-anticipated Bananaman – The Musical, which opens at London’s Southwark Playhouse this Friday (15th December 2017). We’ve covered the show’s production path on downthetubes, but now the show is finally here and, whenever you first encountered the world’s daftestContinue reading Opening this week: Bananaman – The Musical!

Bananaman The Musical Teaser Poster SNIP

Peel the Power! Bananaman: The Musical launches in December

We’ve previously reported on plans and early “test runs” for Bananaman The Musical, but now producers Sightline Entertainment have just announced the show’s first full run at London’s Southwark Playhouse, opening in mid-December 2017. Created by Steve Bright and writer and editor Dave Donaldson (best known for his work on The Broons) and initially drawn byContinue reading Peel the Power! Bananaman: The Musical launches in December

Beano Editor Harry Cramond, by Steve Bright

Creating Comics: Beano Editor Harry Cramond, as remembered by artist Steve Bright

Writer and artist Steve Bright, co-creator of Bananaman, recently posted a touching memory of The Beano’s second editor Harry Cramond on social media. Steve worked for Harry on The Beano for some 18 months and came to know the idiosyncrasies of his boss and, with Steve’s full permission, we present his memories of both Harry CramondContinue reading Creating Comics: Beano Editor Harry Cramond, as remembered by artist Steve Bright

Sun cartoonist Steve Bright's work was turned in to a cut out for the "Sweet Europe" exhibition.

British Cartoonists work on show in Greek Cartoonists Association “Sweet Europe” exhibition

A number of British cartoonists’ work features in a “Sweet Europe“, on this week in the Syntagma Metro Exhibition Center in Athens, the second cartoon exhibition of its kind organised by the Greek Cartoonists Association. “Sweet Europe” features 150 cartoons by 29 Greek and 28 British cartoonists, selected in partnership with Procartoonists Pco, the work selectedContinue reading British Cartoonists work on show in Greek Cartoonists Association “Sweet Europe” exhibition

"Overreaction Man" by Alex Collier and Steve Bright

DC Thomson’s EPIC! magazine gets a makeover, new strips launched 

Beano publishers DC Thomson have given their EPIC! magazine a spruce up, introducing new strips by VIZ’s Alex Collier, Steve Bright and Lew Stringer – and reviving an old Dandy strip by Jamie Smart. Aimed at 7-10s, the 48-page magazine (previously known as Dennis and Gnasher’s Epic Magazine), offers comic strip, behind-the-scenes TV and movieContinue reading DC Thomson’s EPIC! magazine gets a makeover, new strips launched