PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED – THANKS – HERE ARE THW WINNERS… Matthew Adams; Alexander Gunn; Ms Mandy B; and Martin McCanney – congratulations! Stay tuned for more competitions in future! If you aren’t one of the lucky winners, buy your Bananaman Prints here from the Comic Art Site
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Artist John Patrick Reynolds recently launched some new, official Bananaman screenprints – and downthetubes has some to give away!
As longtime BEANO, Dandy and Nutty fans know, Bananaman is a parody of Superman and Batman. We have a “Top Ten Banamanan” Facts Page right here!
In the strip, Eric Wimp, an ordinary schoolboy living at 29 Acacia Road, Nuttytown (later changed to Beanotown), eats a banana to transform into Bananaman, an adult superhero. His superpowers include the ability to fly but unfortunately he is still as naive as the child he changed from; as mentioned in the comic, he has the “muscles of twenty men and the brains of twenty mussels”.
Now, John has released two fantastic Bananaman limited edition posters through his Comic Art web site – and we have two of each to give away! All you have to do is answer this question, and send us the answer by email by 12 noon GMT on Monday 27th September 2021!
Which famous comedy team provided some of the voices for the 1983 Bananaman animated show?
Send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon GMT on Monday 27th September 2021 – please include Bananaman Competition in the subject or your entry might get lost in a pile of mouldy bananas!
PLEASE NOTE – due to postage costs, this competition is only open to readers in the UK and Ireland.
If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won, be sure to check John’s web site for the range – where his unique “No. 1 – Bananaman Grins”, not included in this competition, is still available!
Based in London, John Patrick Reynolds was the first screenprinter to get permission from DC Thomson, to use images from its archive of British comic characters from The Beano’s Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx to The Dandy’s Desperate Dan and the Sunday Post’s Oor Wullie and The Broons.
All John’s prints are limited editions, and all are numbered in pencil.
He’s also the only screenprinter in the UK to work with French publisher Editions Albert Réné to make screenprints of its characters Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and, of course, Dogmatix!