The Beano has gifted climate activist Greta Thunberg with a bespoke illustration to express thanks for all she has done for a cause that is so important to the Beano community.
The illustration, given to Greta in Bristol yesterday, where she was attending a school strike with College Green, was drawn by legendary Beano artist Nigel Parkinson, shows Greta protesting at Beano High School – surrounded by iconic comic characters including Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids.
Alongside the illustration Miss Thunberg was awarded the Beano Power Award after her climate protests were voted by Beano readers as the ‘Moment of the Year’ in 2019.
One in five children aged between five and nine have already attended their first march or protest about something they care about, and half of their parents are encouraging them to speak out as activists, according to a survey by Beano Studios.
Greta Thunberg is a climate and environmentalist activist whose campaigning has gained international recognition.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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