Terry Bave’s cover for the 1994 Big Comic Fortnightly Holiday Special

In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

We’re very sorry to report of the passing of another great of British humour comics, cartoonist Terry Bave, who has died after a short illness, aged 87. His many credits since the 1950s included work for Wham!, Cor!, Whizzer and Chips and, later, the Beano and The Dandy. Although he retired in 2007 he continued toContinue reading In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

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Rare “Dark They Were” poster by Bryan Talbot, Bob Monkhouse items, among Aston’s latest memorabilia auction lots

Dudley-based auction house Aston’s will be hosting an Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction later this month, which includes books and more from the private collection of comedian, quiz show host and comics creator Bob Monkhouse. The auction includes cinema posters, lobby cards, music memorabilia, records, laser discs, comics, film props, autographs and sports memorabilia. Many ofContinue reading Rare “Dark They Were” poster by Bryan Talbot, Bob Monkhouse items, among Aston’s latest memorabilia auction lots

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Comic Book Postal Auctions latest offering launched, includes original Beano, Dandy art

Comic Book Postal Auctions has just launched their August / September auction – and there are some great British comics offerings, including original art from the Beano, and The Dandy – and rare copies of early appearances of Dick Boss, The Netherlands first comic book hero. Their recent May auction achieved some strong results. TheContinue reading Comic Book Postal Auctions latest offering launched, includes original Beano, Dandy art

Elaine Constance Smith remembers The Dandy for A Comic Celebration: The Dandy. Image: BBC

“Two Doors Down” star Elaine Constance Smith celebrates “The Dandy” for BBC Radio Scotland

(Updated 19th July to add Beano links): As the Beano prepares to celebrate 80 years of comic fun, Two Doors Down star Elaine Constance Smith has been remembering its naughty older sibling The Dandy, created by DC Thomson in 1937, for BBC Radio Scotland – with the help of numerous comic creators. For A Comic Celebration:Continue reading “Two Doors Down” star Elaine Constance Smith celebrates “The Dandy” for BBC Radio Scotland

Beano Summer Special Out Now, Dandy Special out next month!

This year’s Beano Summer Special is on sale now in all good newsagents – and a Dandy Summer Special is on the way. The Beano special, with a cover by Nigel Parkinson, offers 68 pages packed full of comics, jokes, puzzles and one spooky mystery, and comes with a sheet of stickers – everything you need toContinue reading Beano Summer Special Out Now, Dandy Special out next month!