(With thanks to Lew Stringer for the heads up): Hot on the heels of this week’s Beano revamp, look out in your local WHSmith not just for the 2017 Beano annual but this Beano Christmas Special, on sale soon.
Featuring a wraparound cover by Nigel Parkinson , it’s packed with strips featuring Dennis and Gnasher, The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, and more, plus activity pages, and includes a set of 29 stickers.
Also on sale now are the Beano and Dandy annuals, available online, in all good bookshops, selected supermarkets and WHSmith. Here’s the covers and some sample pages from both.
• As well as being on sale in newsagents, you can also order it direct from publisher DC Thomson here, and this year’s Beano and Dandy annuals here
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.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.