Beano collaborates with Guide Dogs on first audio comic strip created especially for people with a vision impairment

Guide Dogs (a working name of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association) has teamed up with the BEANO to create a special story, “A Buddy For Life”, alongside the first audio comic strip created especially for people with a vision impairment.

Beano and Guide Dogs comic story: A Buddy for Life (2024 COMIC)

Readers will learn and find out from their favourite BEANO characters how the charity’s incredible guide dogs and buddy dogs help people living with sight loss. 

In this special comic strip story, available in print this week as an insert in BEANO 4234, cover dated 1st May 2024 (and online here on the Guide Dogs web site), Erbert, Minnie, Dennis and Gnasher discover all about our life-changing support when Erbert reveals to his school friends that he is living with sight loss.

Follow them on their journey from Beanotown to Guide Dogs National Centre as they meet two new characters along the way, inspired by real-life partnerships, Hester and guide dog Pickle, and Alex and buddy dog Chance.

Beano 4234 cover dated 1st May 2024

The Guide Dogs page about the project includes the tie-in audio comic book story, and you can also find out more about Hester and guide dog Pickle, who inspired the story.

Beano’s collaboration with Guide Dogs – Full Background

BEANO No. 4234 is in shops and available digitally now – find out more on the official web site at

Beano Characters: A Beano Studios Product © DC Thomson & co Ltd 2024

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