Dundee investment firm uses Beano characters in anniversary celebrations

Promotional ad for the Alliance Trust's Beano-inpsired strips

The Dundee-based investment company the Alliance Trust celebrates 125 years of operations in 2013, and as part of its festivities, has commissioned DC Thomson to provide a number of bespoke Beano cartoons for them to use throughout their communications.

These include favourite characters such as Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and Roger the Dodger making gags about money and investments.

They’ve posted  two comic strips with a focus on Savings and Old West Investing (a little hint at their past!) on their web site here and will publish more cartoons over the coming weeks.

Compared to Alliance, Beano publisher DC Thomson is still a youngster at 108!

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.

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