Master in Comics: An Interview with Beano artist David Sutherland

Artist David Sutherland and friends. Image © DC Thomson
Artist David Sutherland and friends in 2012. Image © DC Thomson

The University of Dundee’s Phillip Vaughn chats to Beano artist David Sutherland in his latest Masters in Comics podcast.

Beano - The Bash Street Kids by David Sutherland
© DC Thomson

David, who often signs his work simply as “DS”, has been drawing “The Bash Street Kids” in The Beano since 1962. In addition to “Bash Street”, he was also the regular artist for “Biffo the Bear” for 17 years, from 1969 to 1986, and “Dennis the Menace” for 28 years from 1970 to 1998.

This “Masters in Comics” podcast covers David’s career in a rare and amusing interview with the artist, conducted earlier this year

Listen to the Podcast on Soundcloud and check out previous episodes – or listen right here:

Listen to the Podcast on Soundcloud and check out previous episodes

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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