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Reviews: the Beano 80 Years of Fun!

July 23, 2018 | 1 Comments

The Beano: 80 Years of Fun Box Set, DC Thomson The Beano has now been in print for an astonishing eighty years. In the fickle world of comics and publishing, this is nothing short of...

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Comics: Tommy Donbavand update

June 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago Matt Badham interviewed Beano and YA writer Tommy Donbavand here on the blog. As well as discussing his work Tommy was also frank about the wretched medical situation he’s in, battling...

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Beano writer Tommy Donbavand was diagnosed with inoperable throat cancer just a few short weeks ago. In this interview, he talks about his novels and comics, writing a blog about dealing with his cancer and how...

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Spleenal – or mild-mannered Nigel Auchterlounie as he is by day – is a cartoonist who has worked on everything from all-ages comics like Dennis the Menace to biting, one-page satirical strips that, when posted...

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Comics: Miracle Banana

March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin F Sutherland is having some playful fun in the latest issue of the immortal Beano comic. Much loved superhero pastiche Bananaman encounters a new superhero, Miracle Banana. And starts fretting that Miracle Banana is...

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Comics: what if 2000 AD did the Bash Street Kids?

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colin at the Too Busy Thinking About My Comics Tumblr posts up a cracking Mike Collins parody from the UKCAC 92 booklet, re-imagining the immortal Bash Street Kids created by Leo Baxendale for the Beano...

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Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and there certainly aren’t enough days in the week. I love featuring comics for children here on the FPI Blog, but rarely have time to even...

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Nigel Auchterlounie is great. You know that, yes? You’ve already seen / bought Spleenal right? He’s currently working for the Beano on various strips, and has a new book coming out from Blank Slate in...

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Comics: guest stars for the Beano’s 75th

July 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

The special 75th anniversary edition of the venerable kid’s comic institution, The Beano, will feature a number of celebrity cameos. DC Thomson’s Mike Stirling, editor in chief of the Beano, commented that it “was possibly...

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Comics: Royal Beano vs The Phoenix…

June 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Well, something like that anyway. The PM programme on BBC Radio 4 from Wednesday 12th featured Paul Gravett doing his thing and talking with enthusiasm and knowledge about comics for kids. Opposite him, without enthusiasm,...

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