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Iiiiiiiiiit’s Chriiiiiiiiistmas!

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Well here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun – or so Seventies sideburned seasonal songsters Slade once sang. And they were right, everybody WILL be having fun once they get their hands on the slew of festive funnies coming your way from D.C Thomson this year! Firstly, we have the Beano Christmas Special, which isn’t to be confused with the weekly comic’s Christmas issue (more of which in a…
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When Pant-Man Met Ant-Man

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Another Wednesday has rolled around (as it seems to do on a weekly basis), bringing with it another new issue of The Beano! HOORAY FOR WEDNESDAYS! This week’s issue includes two strips that I worked on, which I will go on to talk about in more detail once I’ve finished this sentence, right…about…NOW. The first strip I’ll talk about is Roger the Dodger, on which I took ¬†over writing duties…
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Guns and Ruses

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Well, today is a pretty exciting day for me in my career, for today (Wednesday the 8th of July) sees the publication of my first ever cartoon for Lord Gnome’s esteemed organ, Private Eye! I’m absolutely overjoyed to finally get in the Eye, primarily as it’s been one of my own, personal favourite reads since I was 16, but also because it represents the last of my initial career aims….
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Don’t Dodge This!

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    IN THE pantheon of classic Beano characters, Roger the Dodger must be one of the most well-known, ranking up there alongside Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids. Created by Ken Reid in 1953, Roger has been a near mainstay of the comic ever since, his numerous dodges illustrated by a roster of some of the country’s finest cartoonists – Reid himself, Gordon Bell,…
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