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Comic Art in the press

Comic Art’s exhibition of screenprints celebrating 80 years of The Beano has drawn coverage in the local press. The Leicester Mercury, one of the major daily newspapers in the East Midlands, ran this item about the show at the Charnwood Museum in Loughborough, part of the “Loogabarooga” festival of children’s illustrated literature. The show, which […]

Beano at eighty picture roundup

Eighty years of The Beano in pictures

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 […]

John Patrick Reynolds at Loogabarooga show

Comic Art show celebrates Beano’s 80th birthday

Britain’s favourite comic, The Beano, celebrates its 80th birthday this year and Comic Art is marking the occasion with a major exhibition of Beano screenprints. Comic Art has been invited to exhibit at the Loogabarooga Festival in Loughborough, which is celebrating The Beano in its 80th anniversary year. This is described as “an annual event for families who love […]

Comic Art competition

Comic Art Beano’s 80th Birthday Competition

*Beano Print Giveaway*  The Beano’s 80th Birthday celebrations commence this weekend,  2nd June at McManus Museum and Gallery in Dundee, the home of Beano.  We are giving two lucky people the chance to win a Comic Art Website Beano print (either Dennis the Menace or Minnie the Minx). To enter, reply via Facebook or Instagram […]


THE BEANO’S 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED AT THE V&A I’ve not yet visited the museum to check it out but I’ll do so soon and file a report. More follows. VAM.AC.UK V&A · Beano: A Manual for Mischief 2018 marks eighty years of continuous publication for the much loved

Beano No1

Comic Art exhibitions mark Beano’s 80th birthday

Britain’s favourite comic, The Beano, celebrates its eightieth birthday this summer and Comic Art will be marking the event with two major exhibitions of Beano screenprints. The Beano’s first edition was published on 30 July, 1938 and it’s been published ever since – sometimes selling nearly two million copies a week – making it Britain’s […]

Gnasher behind bars

Gnasher behind bars

NEW SALE SCREENPRINT – JUST TWO LEFT Gnasher is behind bars but seems strangely cheerful. Gnasher is, of course, the companion of Dennis the Menace. Dennis, the star of The Beano comic, first appeared in 1951. He has since become a kind of national mascot – what Asterix is to France, or Oor Wullie is […]

Dennis the Menace wants a raygun

NEW SALE ITEM – ONE THIRD OFF Dennis the Menace wants a raygun from his father. And is refused. As if it were a serious request, and was actually in Dad’s gift, along the lines of asking for another catapult. Dennis the Menace, the star of The Beano comic, first appeared in 1951. He has […]

Dennis the Menace sells Gnasher for a fiver

NEW SALE ITEM – ONE THIRD OFF Dennis the Menace sells his beloved companion Gnasher for a fiver. No doubt he’s got some scheme to retrieve the hound afterwards. And he seems to have found a gullible American buyer (complete with large checked jacket) to make the purchase. But Gnasher does seem to be very […]