Eighty years of The Beano in pictures

Posted by John Patrick Reynolds on

The Beano is 80 and to celebrate, its publisher (Britain’s top comic pubisher, DC Thomson) has rounded up a collection of the best bits, in pictures.

I’m delighted to say that Comic Art screenprints feature twice: the front page of the round up includes my screenprint of The Bash Street Kids being taken home in a wheelbarrow by the janitor’s cat; and my screenprint of the title piece of the first Billy the Whizz strip is included in the roundup of the 1960s.

There are also various highlights which I have made screenprints of, including the very first Beano front page and the first Dennis the Menace strip.

You can find the roundup here: https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/blog/80-years-of-beano/The Beano at 80

Comic Art has a special licence from DC Thomson to use its fabulous archive of artwork in screenprints. These are hand-printed by me, John Patrick Reynolds, and my team in west London on cotton, mould-made paper which is milled in Somerset.

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