So Are We All Agreed that Asterix is Better than Tintin?

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Ian Samson caused a bitter civil war in Britain this week through his article at the New Statesman titled “A lot of Gaul: why Asterix is better than Tintin”. Within minutes this article had spread to Twitter, where it broke apart the once-thriving comics scene in our nation and set writer against artist, editor against letterer. […]

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

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The shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers – among them ‘our own’ Zainab Akhtar. Focusing on British comics, obviously, the shortlist collects together a number of self-published and small-press comics. The winners will be announced at Thought Bubble in […]

Zoom Rockman; Andy Murray join The Beano’s 75th Anniversary Issue This Month

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The Beano reaches a staggering 75th anniversary issue later this month, with a giant celebration issue coming out July 24th. To celebrate the occasion, I’ve been told that they’re bringing in the big guns – artist Zoom Rockman will be making his  Beano debut, whilst it appears Andy Murray (Scottish Hero) will also be making […]

MUST-READ: Jamie Smart on Developing All-Ages Comics

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Here’s a post written by cartoonist Jamie Smart, whose work is seen regularly in comics including The Beano, The Phoenix and the now-departed Dandy. Following the wake of the latter’s cancellation, Smart’s written a piece about the need for there to be accessible all-ages comics available for every generation. It’s considered, on-point, and definitely worth […]

Beanotown Arrives in London – Softies Beware

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As part of a collaboration between DC Thomson, the Southbank Centre, and designer Wayne Hemingway (the one from off of The Big Breakfast), Beanotown has officially been opened for a short-term stint on the South Bank of London. Celebrating 75 years of The Beano, the installation mixes hands-on activities with a look at the history […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Laura Howell

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Here’s a special treat, everyone – Laura Howell, creator of Hell on Toast, The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan, and the FIRST female cartoonist to draw for The Beano. Yes! The very first! Incredibly fun, handy with a pun, and excellent at delivering gags, Howell is one of the UK’s most underappreciated cartoonists. She […]