DC Thomson is celebrating 65 years of the Beano‘s Minnie the Minx with a new 68 page special, Minnie – 65 Years of Minxing.
The bookazine format title, which will be released in October, covers everything, from the story of Minnie’s creation in 1953, to the artists who have illustrated her adventures, and finally to her rise to Beano cover star today!
Offering behind the scenes secrets and specially selected reprints from the archive, this is the story of the world’s most famous Minx!
“Expect some Leo Baxendale, a lot of Jim Petrie, a little of Ken Harrison, Tom Paterson, Paul Palmer and something from me,” teases Beano artist Nigel Parkinson.
Just the thing to prepare ourselves for her upcoming live action TV series, eh, readers?
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.