BEANO’s media profile continues to help boost sales, comic takes over Dundee!

Pupils from Voyager Year 5 class at Whitehill Junior School, Hertfordshire, unveiled a billboard illustrating their winning joke as they are presented with the BEANOBritain’s Funniest Class’ trophy last month.

Pupils from Voyager Year 5 class at Whitehill Junior School unveil a billboard illustrating their winning joke as they are presented with the Beano ‘Britain’s Funniest Class’ trophy, Hertfordshire. Picture date: Wednesday June 29, 2022. The class came up with the winning joke, “What do you call a class of children who eat potatoes using their toes? -  The Mash Street Kids!”. The competition was fierce this year with hilarious jokes coming in from across the nation and receiving over 190,000 votes by the public. The annual initiative, created by Beano in partnership with young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds, is now in its fourth year. Photo credit should read: Joe Pepler / PinPep
Photo: Joe Pepler / PinPep

The class came up with the winning joke, “What do you call a class of children who eat potatoes using their toes? – The Mash Feet Kids!”.

The competition was fierce this year, with hilarious jokes coming in from across the nation and receiving over 190,000 votes by the public.

The annual initiative, created by BEANO in partnership with young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds, is now in its fourth year.

What’s as tall as a giraffe and three buses long?  The BEANOTOWN MEGA-SIGN! Dennis and Gnasher have been busy constructing this massive sign in Dundee to un-officially rebrand it as Beanotown. Image: BEANO
What’s as tall as a giraffe and three buses long? The BEANOTOWN MEGA-SIGN! Dennis and Gnasher have been busy constructing this massive sign in Dundee to un-officially rebrand it as Beanotown. Image: BEANO

Alongside the BEANO’s participation in the Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival, on now, which includes the installation of a massive BEANOTOWN sign in the city, their partnership with the Eden Project this summer, and this annual project, it’s no wonder BEANO remains in the public eye, and continues to be Britain’s top-selling weekly comic.

Other publishers should take more note.

Check out more BEANO fun at Beano.com

Go Wild with Beano at the Eden Project

Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival – exhibition and programme information

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. I’ve been reading the Beano for over 30 years. In my opinion it’s a product that has actually gotten better over the years. It’s a really great comic.

    It’s a really well run company and what you write above further proves that.

    A lot of people comment that it has gone Politically Correct. I wouldn’t agree but even if it has I wouldn’t care. Those old jokes are just lazy and kids today are a lot more sophisticated and deserve a lot better comedy. If the comic has changed that wise then it was for the better in more ways than one.

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