Beano Studios have unveiled a new window display at their Fleet Street office in London, featuring a choir of singing rubber chickens to delight the public during the holiday season.
Inspired by the immense popularity of rubber chicken content on Beano.com, the bonkers display – the work of Produce UK and Beano artist Nigel Parkinson – is brought to life at the press of a button which sets off a cacophony of fowls squawking their hearts out to a special poultry cover of Jingle Bells.
Our #Chickmas chickens are busy serenading passers by at the @BeanoOfficial headquarters on #FleetStreet, where we worked with some of The #Beano’s illustrators to create this festive window display 🐔 #ChristmasWindow #thebeano pic.twitter.com/1XgXXCsgTN
— ProduceUK (@ProduceUK) December 17, 2018
Our cheeky (chick-y) Christmas window on London’s Fleet Street is getting a lot of attention! Here’s a video with sound for those who might not have a chance to walk by. #Chickmas pic.twitter.com/zkTMy1f33r
— Beano (@BeanoOfficial) December 20, 2018
“It’s a very merry #Chickmas down at Beano Studios on Fleet Street!” says Mike Stirling, Editorial Director. “We thoroughly enjoyed designing and building this display from Beano’s original vision, working with their illustrators to come up with this tongue-in-cheek (or should that be tongue-in-chick…) festive window celebrating all things Beano.
“We think it’s definitely worth a rubber neck!”
The window will be on display until 4th January 2019.
The Christmas edition of the weekly Beano – Issue 3964 – is on sale now in all good newsagents and supermarkets and find the Bash Street Kids alone in school while the teachers head off for a Teacher Training Day! What could possibly go wrong?
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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.