The Beano‘s Dennis the Menace was the cause of Madonna‘s fall from the stage at the Brit Awards, DC Thomson has revealed, joining in with the fun at the expense of a shell-shocked Madge, after her swift decent down the stairs.
The fail that heard the nation gasp this week has been the subject of many a hilarious meme, as videos of Madonna’s stage diving antics find themselves playing on repeat and cartoons in the national press.
As was widely reported, the veteran material girl fell foul of her own costume at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards when she was unceremoniously tugged down a flight of stairs.
After a moment’s stunned silence, the world responded the only way it knew how, with a barrage of internet memes, featuring wrestlers, Toy Story and even Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas from the film, 300.
Now, The Beano has weighed in on the hilarity, with its own take on the evening’s proceedings in two cartoons that featured in the Daily Mail revealing Dennis the Menace as the source of the gaff, with a firm grasp on the pop-star’s cape!
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
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.