Artist David Sutherland and friends. Image © DC Thomson

Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

The University of Dundee’s Phillip Vaughn chats to Beano artist David Sutherland in his latest Masters in Comics podcast. David, who often signs his work simply as “DS”, has been drawing “The Bash Street Kids” in The Beano since 1962. In addition to “Bash Street”, he was also the regular artist for “Biffo the Bear”Continue reading Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

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Royal Wedding plans changed in secret, venue moves to Beanotown — and chaos ensues!

Ahead of the much-anticipated wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this week’s issue of Beano comic pays homage to the Royal couple in a satire strip – and Royalists heading to Windsor this weekend will be disappointed to learn the nuptials have already taken place – in Beanotown! Well, almost. The comic reveals thatContinue reading Royal Wedding plans changed in secret, venue moves to Beanotown — and chaos ensues!

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Dundee’s McManus Gallery becomes the McMenace Gallery as Beano celebrates 80th anniversary

Beano Studios and The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum will come together this summer for a bespoke exhibition dedicated to the beloved Beano characters and comic. In Beano’s 80th year, the special collaboration will see The McManus revise their name to ‘The McMenace’, for the duration of the exhibit from the 2nd June –Continue reading Dundee’s McManus Gallery becomes the McMenace Gallery as Beano celebrates 80th anniversary

This specially-made print of "Baby Basil Does His Bit" by Leo Baxendale is now on permanent display in the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Lakes International Comic Art Festival honours Leo Baxendale with unique print installation in Kendal

Honouring the acclaimed comics creator Leo Baxendale, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is has announced a specially-made print – “Baby Basil Does His Bit” – is now on permanent display in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre. The installation is a a permanent tribute to an extraordinary and influential creator who, sadly, died earlier this year. Leo donated theContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival honours Leo Baxendale with unique print installation in Kendal

Artist David Sutherland and friends. Image © DC Thomson

Beano Artist David Sutherland Exhibition and Talk

DC Thomson artist David Sutherland, who often signs his work simply as “DS”, has been drawing “The Bash Street Kids” in The Beano since 1962, a remarkable 50 years. In addition to “Bash Street”, he was also the regular artist for “Biffo the Bear” for 17 years, from 1969 to 1986, and “Dennis the Menace”Continue reading Beano Artist David Sutherland Exhibition and Talk